Residents across Grande Prairie are being invited to drop off new, and gently used clothing as part of a collaboration between the city and Aquatera, the Drop and Swap.
From October 18th to 20th, residents can drop off their wares at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion in Muskoseepi Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and on October 21st from noon to 4 p.m., the swap takes place.
Grande Prairie Mayor Jackie Clayton says they hope the event encourages community members to engage by either contributing new or gently used clothing, or finding new treasures for their wardrobe.
“Drop & Swap is not just an event; it’s a celebration of our community’s commitment to sustainability,” Clayton says.
“Last year, we diverted a remarkable 3,000 pounds of clothing from the landfill, and this year, we aim to do even better.”
Anything not claimed will be taken to the Goodwill in Grande Prairie, and will be made available for purchase.
Any textiles that cannot be sold will be repurposed into rags, used as stuffing for various products and repurposed for by-products employed by the agriculture industry.
You can find more information on the Drop and Swap here.