The following announcement was provided by Helpsy:
The clothing drive, held as part of a Watertown Recycling Event on Saturday, June 12th, was a huge success! HELPSY, the northeast’s largest clothing collector, was on hand to help with the collection of textiles and welcomed a steady flow of cars that resulted in 4,393 pounds of textiles being diverted from the local landfill.
For ongoing textile recycling, new collection bins have been placed at the Watertown Recycling Center at 76 Stanley Ave. Contracted by the town, HELPSY will service the bins on a regular basis.
The June 12th recycling event also included paper shredding and the collection of Styrofoam. For more information about Watertown recycling efforts, contact Lori Moran at email@example.com.
Through a combination of clothing drives, collection bins, thrift store partners and curbside pickups, HELPSY diverts nearly 30 million pounds of textiles from landfills every year.
“HELPSY is dedicated to change the way people think about clothing recycling while adhering to the highest level of social and environmental performance,” says Dan Greene, CEO and Co-Founder of HELPSY. The organizations efforts have earned it a Certified B Corporation designation…using business as a force of good ™.