Clothesline and the Canadian Diabetes Association – Your Textile Diversion Partners

Connector Summer 2016

Imagine decreasing the amount of textiles that ends up in your landfills while raising funds to help Canada’s 11 million people with diabetes or prediabetes.

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For more than 30 years, Clothesline has been collecting millions of pounds of gently used textiles through drop boxes, home deliveries and partnerships. It’s good for the environment and raises $10 million annually for the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA).

Clothesline works with 50 municipal partners to divert textiles put into garbage and can work with you.

How a partnership can help you

  • Waste management cost-savings
  • Convenient locations
  • Shared education and awareness campaigns
  • Customized service
  • Regular sustainability and impact reports

Grow your diversion opportunities

  • Multi-residential textile reuse programs
  • Community environmental days
  • Recycling centres
  • Bin placement on city properties
  • Employee engagement drives

What Clothesline provides you

  • Free recycling program
  • Seven day a week service
  • Supplying, maintaining, servicing and insuring collection bins

Clothesline accepts gently used clothing, bedding, blankets, drapes, footwear and more!  100% of the net proceeds go to the CDA.

Placement of Clothesline collection boxes at municipal recycling depots/centers (City of Calgary example) and Environmental Days (City of Vaughan example):

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Currently, Clothesline collects clothing from 1.7 million homes, 3,500 clothing donation bins, and 2,900 partnerships. Canada’s first municipal sponsored textile diversion program for multi-res sites was started in Markham, Ontario:

Canada’s first municipal sponsored textile diversion program for multi-res sites (Markham, Ontario)

To find out more, contact Simon Langer, National Government Relations Lead, Clothesline, at 905.751.6889, or