Re: greenyes-d Digest V99 #368

Blair Pollock (
Wed, 08 Dec 1999 11:23:18 -0500

In Chapel Hill and Orange County, we have a fairly well developed thrift
shop program run by the school's PTA with high participation both donating
and buying. Due to the community's overall affluence, there are a lot of
good quality clothes there. Many of the unsold clothes are "triaged" to
other area thrifts. Many of the second hand shops also pillage the goods
from the PTAs. Despite all this, our most recent waste sort showed that the
residential sector had 6.1% by weight of its discards as textiles& rubber,
commercial sector had 5.1% and multifamily had 2.9%

Nonetheless,we have not established any other textile recovery programs.

Blair Pollock
Phone: (919) 968-2788
Fax: 932-2900
Town of Chapel Hill
Solid Waste Management Department
306 North Columbia St.
Chapel Hill NC 27516-2113