NEW PARTNERSHIP TO DIVERT USEABLE ITEMS FROM LANDFILL

January 11, 2017 – A new partnership between the City of Timmins Waste Management Department and the Canadian Diabetes Association aims to divert textiles, such as lightly-used clothing and linens from our landfills and help those in need.

The City of Timmins Waste Management Department has partnered with the Canadian Diabetes Association to provide two new locations for Clothesline drop boxes – the Deloro Landfill Site and the Tisdale Transfer Site.

“This will allow residents to drop off acceptable items, keeping them out of the landfill while directly benefitting the Canadian Diabetes Association,” explained Waste Management Supervisor Dwight Chorney. “Donated items are sold through the Diabetes Association’s Clothesline program, to provide funds for the many programs the association offers to Canadians with Diabetes. We are hopeful that with the cooperation of City residents, the two new sites will be a success and more drop off locations could be added in the near future.”

Canadians, on average, send 30-40 kilograms per person of clothing alone to landfills. The potential to divert thousands of kilograms of clothing and other small items from the landfill, while benefitting others, is an exciting prospect for Chorney and the City – increasing awareness and importance of both recycling and advocacy of Diabetes within the community.

For those not making regular trips to the landfill sites, bins are also located at various other locations throughout the community, and Clothesline will even pick up these items at your home.

 

 

 

Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212     heather.duhn@timmins.ca