NYC Fashion Week kicks off today–what better time to de-clutter, de-hoard, and make some room in your closet. Every year New Yorkers jettison approximately 200,000 tons of clothing, shoes, handbags and other textiles and clothing items. re-fashioNYC is a partnership between the NYC Department of Sanitation and Housing Works that is making it easier than ever to donate those items instead. The convenient in-building service will supply collection bins to your apartment building (with over 10 units), workplace, gym, school or other public building, then collect the contents whenever the bins are full. re-fashioNYC is completely nonprofit and charitable–all proceeds from donations support the charitable mission of Housing Works to end homelessness and AIDS. Nothing donated is sent to landfills.
How it works: DSNY will visit your building to discuss how many bins you want, what sizes are best, and where they should be placed. Bins come in two sizes. Whenever you’re ready, call 212-437-4678 or email [email protected] for pickup (guaranteed within five business days). Tax receipts for up to $250 are available on the bin.
Visit re-fashioNYC for more details and to sign up.