Monday, 13 May 2024

City-wide kerbside textile collection cleans up

In the first City-wide kerbside textile collection, residents donated a staggering 4,200kg of pre-loved goods to op shops.

Ten percent of households participated in the Good Sammy collection in April 2024, donating over 430 bags of clothing, shoes and accessories.

The resaleable donations equate to an estimated 68 tonnes of avoided carbon emissions that it would have taken to produce equivalent items to sell as new.

Mayor David McMullen said the new collection service has proven to be popular with the community.

“It’s incredible to see how many residents have embraced this sustainability initiative,” he said.

“The kerbside textile collection is a convenient way to repurpose unwanted items, all while benefitting the environment and creating employment opportunities for people living with disability.”

The City first trialled the kerbside textile collection in late 2023 in Daglish and Jolimont before rolling the initiative out to houses across the City.

To participate, residents were asked to place their items in special donation bags that were delivered earlier via e-trike.

If you missed the latest collection, fear not! More Good Sammy kerbside textile collections are set to take place in 2025. Keep an eye on the City’s website and Facebook page for details.
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