The National Association for Charitable Textile Recycling


representing charities
& non-for profit groups.


Through our membership, we strive to help charitable reuse and recycling enterprises build their operational capacity and scale their impact. For over a century, charitable reuse and recycling enterprises have pioneered circular economy thinking. In particular, these principles are best observed in the operations of charity and social enterprise retailers. 

It’s their collection, repurposing and sale of donated goods that fuels Canada’s second-hand economy.  As our country’s largest reuse network, NACTR represents many of these charitable reuse and recycling enterprises.

Results of our collective effort

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Pounds of Textiles Collected in 2021

Collecting more than 209 million pounds of textiles is HUGE!  But what does it equate to?

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Cars removed from the road every year

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Trees planted every year

NACTR Membership Requirements

Organization must be headquartered or based in Canada.

Organization must be a registered charity or not-for-profit entity.

Active in collecting post-consumer textile waste for fundraising efforts.

Organization Member Benefits

  • Participate in the circular economy aligning with a national organization supporting your textile collection efforts
  • Use of the NACTR brand logo and nationally recognized seal of approval as an approved trusted charity partner
  • Have your donation locations featured on the National Donation Site Locator, updated quarterly, and featured by many municipalities as the go-to textile collectors in your community
  • Align your work with the aggregated data from all NACTR members, knowing together you are making a difference
  • Help Canadians choose charities like yours when making their donations, supporting social impact over profit seeking businesses
  • Cater your corporate social responsibility, environmental metrics, and impact with our exclusive member toolkits (coming spring 2023)
  • Join any of our active committees which meet 5-6 times per year to learn about and discuss pertinent topics. Current committees include: Government Relations; Promotion & Education; and Membership & Awareness Committees.
  • Network within the industry, increase your understanding open new professional development opportunities
  • Receive our regular community news posts & digest emails, which compile important, actionable information on all things textiles, including regulatory & advocacy updates, member news, events, featured resources, and more.
  • Keep track of events, webinars, legislation timelines & important dates on the NACTR community calendar. Showcase your events here as well!
  • Be represented through NACTR’s ongoing advocacy around relevant Provincial and Federal policy matters.
  • Access our growing library of member resources, videos, and tools.
  • New members will get up to 20 decals with their first year of membership.

Two ways to get involved

Interested as
an Organization?

Join our team by become an active
 NACTR member.

Enjoy the benefits of NACTR membership and promote circular economy.

Interested as
an Individual?

Support our mission by becoming
 an Associate Member.

Associate Member is a new FREE way to get involved with NACTR and support our mission.

Got any questions?

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