Celebrate Earth Day with the Hillcrest Textile Recycling Drive

By | April 20, 2018

Used textile drive

When: April 20 to April 25

How does it work:

  1. Collect the following unsoiled items in plastic bags:
    • Used clothing/linens
    • Paired shoes
    • Stuffed animals
    • Belts/Pocketbooks/Purses
  2. Then bring items in bags and place in containers across from the school office. Please feel free to bring items to STEAM Night (April 20) or have the students drop them off at the start of the school day.

Why Recycle Textiles:

  • Donated textiles will raise funds for Hillcrest!
  • About 50% of the clothing collected is recycled into second-hand clothing
  • 20% is made into cleaning and polishing cloths for industrial use
  • 26% is recycled for use as fiber for insulation products, mattresses, fiberboard, upholstery, and even rewoven into new textiles.