The old saying, “out with the old, in with the new” couldn’t be truer when it comes to clothes.
But unfortunately, sometimes you just can’t justify spending your hard earned money on clothes you’ll only get one season out of that you’ll end up tossing in the trash.
However, for those who want to clean out their closets to make room for some new items, there just so happens to be a huge pop-up clothing swap happening in Toronto next week, where you can swap your gently used clothing for some new pieces for your wardrobe.
Recycling Council of Ontario, The City of Toronto and Value Village will be hosting the swap as part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada.
Each year, Canadians throw away 37 kg of clothing that is still useable. To help reduce the amount of clothing that ends up in landfills, you’re invited to attend the pop-up clothing swap to help make a difference.
So, how exactly does it work?
It’s simple. All you need to do is bring your gently used clothing items to the pop-up swap tent in Nathan Phillips Square between 10 am – 3 pm on October 17. For every acceptable item you bring in, you’ll be given a swap ticket you can use to pick out and take home a ‘new to you’ item.
Acceptable items include children’s and adult clothing, gently used Halloween costumes, and various accessories including scarves, hats, mittens, ties, purses, wallets, backpacks and bags.
Waste Reduction Week In Canada
When: October 17, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square