USAgain Bins Cropping Up In Fargo Moorhead
USAgain is a company that collects unwanted clothes, shoes, linens, towels and much more, and then resells them in the US and abroad. They have diverted millions of pounds of clothing from landfills, which in turn has generated new revenue streams for US businesses and non-profits. I was surprised to read that only 15% of clothes and shoes are recycled, meaning that 85% of these materials are sent to landfills. If your deterrent was due to convenience, hopefully these handy bins are going to change those numbers dramatically!
I’m sure you have seen one of these bins in the Fargo Moorhead area. There are currently 11 bins placed in the Fargo, Moorhead and Dilworth area, making it very convenient to drop items off at!
In Fargo and Dilworth, the Petro Serve stations have a bin and in Moorhead, the K-Mart store on Highway 10 has one as well. Check here to find other locations, by entering your zip code in the “Find A Drop Box” square.
There are a few things that I really like about this option, versus the local thrift stores, which I still have plenty of items for. First off, convenience. The bins are strategically placed around town and on any given day, I’m driving by at least a couple of them on my daily communte. Tossing bagged items in my front seat and having them “in sight”, helps me remember to drop things off. Secondly, I like that all I have to do is bag the items in a plastic bag and pull up and drop it off. Lastly, I LOVE the recycling piece of it and knowing that even if my ”wares” aren’t in good enough shape to be reused (ie: old towels) that they will be recycled in to other things, such as mixed rags, insulation material or furniture padding.
The next time you are heading to a garbage can with some old clothes or shoes, toss them in to a plastic bag instead and head to one of the USAgain bins!
For more information, check out their webpage .