Fairfield-based Fairco-Greentree Recycling is partnering with the town of Greenwich and the Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board (GRAB) on a textile recycling program.
Under the program, recycling bins will be placed around the town for the collection of clothing, shoes, towels and bedding of any condition. All dry and odorless textiles will be accepted for collection except for rugs, pillows and stuffed animals.
Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo said the goal of the partnership is to “reduce waste in town, increase recycling and even add revenue to be used to promote the greening of Greenwich. Our goal is to be the environmental gold standard of Connecticut, and this is another positive step in that direction.”
“We are excited to work with GRAB and the town of Greenwich,” said James Clemente, president of Fairco-Greentree. “We are part of a new trend in the salvage business which aims to support the employment of more workers to keep textiles out of the landfill and provide shoes and clothes to people in need via the secondary marketplace.”