Clothing Recycling at Cherry Park
We have a new Gemtext bin on our property. Maybe you noticed it near the bleachers. Gemtext is a clothing and textile recycling company. In exchange for hosting one on school property, we get a few cents per pound of items deposited in the bin. As textile recyclers, Gemtext can take almost any household textile provided it is clean and dry. 98% of all clothes and shoes can be recycled.
What Do They Take?
- New and gently used clothing
- New and gently used Shoes – Paired only
- Gloves & Hats
- Purses & Belts
- Backpacks, Duffle Bags – No hard luggage
- Stuffed animals
They cannot take high chairs, pet beds or bed linens, tires, furniture, appliances, cribs, car seats, carpeting or anything wet. It feels great to help divert clothing from landfills – did you know the average American throws away 81 pounds of clothing and textiles (towels, sheets, etc) per year? Now you can recycle AND make free money for Cherry Park! How wonderful.