​The Town of Aurora in partnership with the Regional Municipality of York is pleased to provide Aurora residents with new, convenient options for re-purposing used clothing, textiles and household goods.

Residents of Aurora can now contribute cloth items and home décor of any kind including clothing, curtains, towels and bed sheets. Gently worn and reusable items are welcome, as well as any clean , dry and odourless items. This includes ripped or damaged textiles and items such as purses or eyeglasses.

Here’s how it works:

1. Place accepted items in plastic bags (clear bags preferred)
2. Please label each bag with a "T" 
3. Collection takes place on the first Monday of each month
4. Leave bags outside your home by 8 a.m.
5. Place bags where they are visible from the street

Our goal is to provide residents with convenient access and keep these items out of landfill. Material collected through this program will be sorted and processed through a local facility, and re-used or re-purposed. Proceeds from this collection will be used to support diversion programs for residents of The Town of Aurora.

Aurora residents can also re-purpose unwanted clothing, textiles and households goods in the following ways:

Drop off items at local Textile Waste Collection bins 24-hours a day:

    • Stronach Aurora Recreation Centre, 1400 Wellington Street East
      Front parking lot at the southeast corner

    • Aurora Community Centre, 1 Community Centre Lane
      Front entryway

    • Aurora Public Library, 15145 Yonge Street
      Rear parking lot

    • Aurora Family Leisure Complex, 135 Industrial Parkway North
      Rear parking lot at the northwest corner

Other ways to divert textiles from landfill:

  • Place Textiles and housewares in plastic bags clearly marked wit a "T" and these items will be collected the first Monday of each month throughout 2017

  • Textiles will be collected at future Town of Aurora eWaste events. Check back for more information.

The following materials are accepted in any condition (gently used, worn or torn) as long as they are clean, dry and odourless:

  • Blankets, bedding, sheets, pillows

  • Clothing, jackets and footwear

  • Drapery, curtains

  • Linens, towels, washcloths

  • Purses, hats, belts and ties

  • Reading glasses

  • Sleeping bags

  • Soft toys, toys, sports equipment

Not Accepted:

  • Appliances

  • Electronics

  • Furniture

  • Hazardous waste

  • Housewares and kitchenware

For more information about this project, please call 905-727-3123 ext. 3447

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