Where do you take clothes you no longer need?  Most of us think of a charity like Goodwill or the Salvation Army.  So I was surprised to find out that the volume of discarded U.S clothing going to landfills is steadily rising and has been throughout the recent recession.

It turns out a lot of us simply don’t have or make the time to go more than a few minutes out of our way to get the clothes to a charity.

Eureka Recycling of St. Paul is doing its part to turn these valuable clothes to good use by accepting used clothing through its curbside service.  A company called USAgain, which also operates in 10 other major metropolitan areas around the country, takes the Eureka collection and in only a week or two supplies the clothes to customers in the U.S. and internationally. The company also has a number or drop-off bins in our area.

Learn more about the clothes recycling business at this link. And find out why Eureka Recycling is getting a Conservation Leadership Award at this link.

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