St Ives Showground will be the drop-off point for unwanted clothing and linen this month in the first collection of its kind in Ku-ring-gai.

Members of the community will be happy to learn of an upcoming unwanted clothing and linen drop-off day coming up in May. The free linen and clothing collection is at St Ives Showground on Sunday 22 May.

St Vincent De Paul and the textile recovery business BlockTexx will be the beneficiaries of the collection, with clothing and linen in good condition being sold at the charity’s op shops. 

The remainder will be used by Blocktexx to recycle in packaging and building materials. St Vincent De Paul will also repurpose unwanted textiles as cleaning products. 

Clothes and linen can be dropped off between 10am and 3pm at the Showground. Materials should be packed in boxes and be in a clean condition. This is a drive-through event so residents are asked to stay in their vehicles while goods are collected. 

There are conditions on what can be dropped off; and you can view details here.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said the event was an initiative of the Environmental Protection Authority’s Waste Less Recycle More program, funded through Ku-ring-gai’s waste levy.

“For each truckload of clothing and linen we collect on the day, 10 tonnes of textile waste will be kept out of landfill,” says the Mayor.

St Ives Showground is located at 450 Mona Vale Road St Ives.

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