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Municipal Champions

In this section we highlight effective municipal leaders and collaborations that are driving significant positive change in their communities. Discover how these trailblazers are setting new standards in sustainability, community engagement, and resource management, particularly in textile management and diversion from landfills, serving as inspiring examples for others to follow.

Champions of Sustainability

From small local municipalities to large metropolitan communities.

Municipality (Alphabetical Order)

Why they are Champions

City of Brandon (Manitoba)

  • Uses cobranded bins and advertises textile diversion options

City of Calgary (Alberta)

  • Used an RFP process that required charity/not-for-profit status
  • Hosts textile collection sites at its landfills in partnership with a charity
  • Promotes the ‘textile donation locator’ tool provided by NACTR

City of Guelph (Ontario)

City of Leduc

  • Partnered with Goodwill Industries to place a donation site at the Waste Management Facility

City of Markham (Ontario)

  • A bin licensing program that works

City of Orillia (Ontario)

  • Used an RFP process that required charity/not-for-profit status

City of Toronto (Ontario)

City of Vaughan (Ontario)

  • Used an RFP process that required bidders to be a registered charity, advertises opportunities for textiles donation

Fundy Region (New Brunswick)

  • Hosts a donation event with charitable partners

Hamlet of Mount Lorne (Yukon Territory)

  • Provides a Free Store at the Mt. Lorne Transfer Station

Metro Vancouver (British Columbia)

  • Advertises collection programs, including pick-up services, offered by charitable organizations
  • Partners with local organizations to host reuse and drop-off events

Municipality of Dysart (Ontario)

  • Used an RFP process that required bidders to be a NACTR member

Niagara Region (Ontario)

  • Sets up collection sites in partnerships with charitable organizations

Region of Durham (Ontario)

  • Set textile diversion targets in its solid waste management plan

Region of Peel (Ontario)

  • Sets up collection sites in partnership with charitable organizations

Town of Ajax (Ontario)

  • Signed a Charter to divert textiles from landfills, including “collaborating with charitable textile collection organizations to help our environment, economy and community through increasing textile diversion”
  • Learn more about their program here

Town of Aurora (Ontario)

  • Co-brands bins with charities and advertises that textiles will benefit a charity

Town of Newmarket (Ontario)

  • Co-brands bins with charities and advertises that textiles will benefit a charity

Township of King (Ontario)

  • Co-brands bins and partners with charitable organizations
  • Advertises free pick-up services

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