Kristine Major, Solid Waste Education Coordinator, 509.625.6521
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 4:02 p.m.
Check out the new clothing collection container now located at the City of Spokane’s Waste to Energy recycling drop off area. Provided by Global Neighborhood Thrift as part of a pilot program, the yellow drop box gives residents another option to reduce, reuse and recycle. Textiles like clothing, bedding, and towels can be dropped off at the same time you drop off cardboard and plastic bottles. And, it doesn’t matter what condition the items are in as long as they are clean. What can’t be sold in Global Neighborhood’s thrift store is sent off to be repurposed into other things.
Global Neighborhood Thrift is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, with the mission of offering pathways to employment for neighbors coming to Spokane as refugees. Employees gain job skills, learn more about the culture of employment in America, gain a work reference and earn a paycheck! Global Neighborhood Thrift reached out to the City and County Solid Waste Departments asking to pilot this collection service at the transfer stations.
Residents benefit from the one-stop recycling location and the drop box supports the City of Spokane’s mission to have residents divert as much as they can from their waste stream. Textile recovery programs like that of Global Neighborhood Thrift finds new uses for things that might ordinarily end up in the trash. Check it out on your next visit!
The Waste to Energy recycling drop off area is open seven days a week, except for major holidays, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information on recycling in Spokane, visit our website or contact the City of Spokane’s Solid Waste Disposal Department at 625.6580.