US non-profit organisation Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) recently partnered with Apparel Impact, a textile recovery and recycling company based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to launch a textile recycling programme in the Kennebec Valley in Maine. It began the implementation of 12 new collection points in nine communities throughout Kennebec and Somerset counties.
These collection points are being provided to KVCOG’s communities at no cost, and will be maintained by Apparel Impact, according to media reports from Maine state.
At these collection points, members of the local community may off any unwanted textile item at no cost. Clothing, bedding, towels, bags, purses, shoes, hats and much more can all be placed within the collection bins and therefore be kept out of the local landfill.
Apparel Impact then collects these items and ensures that items in usable condition are donated to those in need right here in Northern New England.