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Goodwill to Begin Curbside Clothing Pickups In North Haven

The free monthly service will begin town-side in North Haven on May 5.

Credit: Easter Seals Goodwill Industries.
Credit: Easter Seals Goodwill Industries.
The following is a press release from Easter Seals Goodwill Industries.

Just in time for Earth Day, a new way to divert waste has been announced by Goodwill Industries.

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection estimates that 96,521 tons of textiles ended up in Connecticut’s waste stream in 2010. 

Goodwill Industries will launch a new program that aims to reduce this amount by providing North Haven residents the convenience of curbside clothing pick-ups.

The free service will begin on May 5.  

Goodwill uses the donations to provide funding for employment and education opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges. 

Residents will be asked to sign up for the program in order to participate.

Once they receive their free collection tote, they can start participating in the free monthly pick-up service.

Acceptable collection items include clothing, linens, shoes, belts, backpacks and purses. 

The President of Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, Richard Borer, says “This program promises to be an exciting new venture for us to bring curbside textile collection to our host community in North Haven. We often get requests for household pick-ups. This program is an opportunity for us to better serve our customers and to increase donations. Without donations, we cannot support our community services.” 

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