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Weekly textile recycling pick-up begins April 1

Post Date:02/23/2015

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Beginning April 1, the City of Prairie Village, in conjunction with Team Thrift, will offer weekly home pick-up for clothing and textiles. Acceptable materials include clothing of any type, towels, sheets, blankets, shoes, rags, bedding, curtains, sewing scraps, and more. Items can be in any condition.

Donating is easy! Items should be bagged or boxed, marked “PV,” and placed by the front door, porch, or garage by 7:00 a.m. on your regular trash and recycling collection day. The donation container will not be returned. Your donated items are tax deductible. Team Thrift will collect the items and leave a tax receipt on the front door.

Donated items will be delivered to area thrift stores, shipped to developing countries, or repurposed into other products, like sound barriers or insulation. While physical items may end up in a variety of locations, proceeds from the sale of donated items will remain local.

The Prairie Village Foundation will be the charitable recipient of the funds, which helps Prairie Village residents in need with utility assistance, minor home repairs, food assistance, and other vital needs. The Prairie Village Foundation also provides support to local school children, arts programming, park development, and community events like VillageFest and JazzFest. The more pounds of textiles donated, the more Prairie Village benefits!

While this program offers a convenient way to help the community and the environment, donating through this weekly collection is not the only way. There are many worthwhile charitable organizations that will accept donated items.

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