Community Invited to Clothing Drop & Swap

Community Invited to Clothing Drop & Swap

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Aquatera Utilities Inc. and the City of Grande Prairie are hosting a free community event called the Drop & Swap to kick off Waste Reduction Week. The community is encouraged to participate in the Drop & Swap event by donating new and gently used clothing to the event or shopping for items they need in their closet.

From October 12-14 residents can drop off their new and previously loved clean clothing at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion in Muskoseepi Park from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

On Saturday, October 15 the swap beings! Residents are invited back to Ernie Radbourne Pavilion to participate in the swap from 12-4 p.m. There is no requirement to drop off items to participate in the swap, but attendees are asked to bring their own bags to reduce waste.

According to Waste Reduction Canada, 95 per cent of clothing and textiles that end up in a landfill can be repurposed.

Items left over from the swap will be collected by Goodwill Industries of Alberta and brought to the Grande Prairie facility where they will be available for purchase.

For more information on the Drop & Swap event, visit cityofgp.com/dropandswap.