This practice contributes to global warming.
CanWest Clothing Recycling Inc. is a recycling company operating in Calgary Alberta Canada.
Unwanted/used clothing produces huge amounts of textile waste, and it isn’t getting better. Each year about 900,000 tons of unwanted clothes are dumped ind landfills which contributes to global warming.
Therefore, the primary objective for CanWest was to find better ways to reuse and repurpose existing clothes while reducing waste. That’s how the idea of cash for clothing was born. Efforts to reduce textile waste isn’t the cure-all for global warming, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
There’s almost never any need to throw away used/unwanted clothing. That is why we encourage the community but also no-profit organizations to have a hand in protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development in impoverished places around the world.
How it works?
Take a look in your closet. You may have clothes that don’t fit, don’t like, or just ready to part with.
You might be surprised at the amount of unwanted clothes you have once you clean out your closet, and wondering what to do with it all.
We make the process simple and hassle free by providing free pick up throughout the city and giving cash on the spot.
You also can drop it off at our location and a CanWest team member will be happy to serve you.
As an environmentally friendly company, we continue to encourage our community to recycle their unwanted clothing. Not only can the community help in doing good for the planet and the poor, but also receive cash back for their help, it’s a win-win.
CanWest is dedicated to striving for change in turning used clothing away from landfills and giving the clothing a “second life” in developing countries.
What we take?
Shirts, dresses, pants, underwear, sweaters
Outerwear (e.g., coats and jackets)
Shoes and footwear (sandals, sneakers, runners, dress shoes, heels)
Purses, backpacks, wallets, and belts
Household linens (e.g., bedding, towels, curtains, pillows, tea towels, duvets and blankets)
Underwear, bras and hosiery
Accessories like hats, mittens and scarves
Cleaning cloths, rags, and scrap fabric (ensure cleaning fabrics are laundered first)
Other items like children’s toys