Recycling Programs for Schools – K-12

Clothes Bin®’s school recycling program helps raise money for your school with a free textile Recycling Bin. With contactless textile recycling Bins for school, you can inspire change in your community while educating students about the environment and the importance of recycling.

A leader in the recycled textiles industry, Clothes Bin® provides for the collection, management and distribution of unwanted shoes, clothing, and other textiles. With conveniently located textile recycling Bins, your school can provide a go-to spot for anyone looking for a convenient way to recycle these items.  Your school receives money for every pound recycled in the Bin.  Also, ask to find out how you can receive a $100 signing bonus!

How Can Schools Participate in Textile Recycling?

Starting a school recycling program is a free and easy fundraising platform with a positive message.  The local community can also recycle using the Bin to generate additional monies for your school. All you need is to engage the student body, teachers, and administrators to get on board, and choose which program you want to support.  There is no work or cost for your school.

The program can be promoted  on your school’s social media platforms, after-school programs, performing arts and sporting events. Encourage textile contributions in concert with education about our landfills, global warming, and the importance of sustainability for future generations.

All it takes are a few contributions to get the momentum going.

Textile Recycling Bins for Schools

With a Bin placed on your campus, Clothes Bin® makes it easy for schools to fundraise 24-7 365 days a year. Schools receive funds with every pound of textiles recycled.  When your Bin starts to reach its fill capacity, our BLIP® technology will alert a Clothes Bin® representative to empty the Bin.

Benefits of Recycling for Schools

According to the U.S. EPA, textile waste accounts for nearly 5% of all landfill space. While approximately 3.8 billion pounds of textile waste are recycled each year, 85% of textile waste ends up in our landfills. One of the main reasons for this figure is the lack of convenient ways for people to recycle clothes, shoes and textiles.

School recycling programs provide a simple, no-cost fundraising opportunity while teaching students about the importance of recycling and practicing sustainability.  Clothes Bin also participates in career days. Practicing textile recycling can even help your school qualify for state recycling grants.

By supporting school recycling programs, you can help create meaningful change in your community by providing a convenient, easy-access location for community members to recycle unwanted textiles, and raise monies for your school.