RECYCLE CLOTHES, SHOES, & TEXTILES IN YOUR BUILDING
An Essential Amenity That Helps Your Residents, Vancouver, and The World
We work with strata councils, property management companies, and property developers to provide a textile recycling program that allows residents to easily recycle clothing, linen, and shoes much like containers, paper, organics, and other recycling materials without leaving your building. The service is designed to keep millions of pounds of textiles out of landfills and reduce the environmental impact and lessen the carbon footprint of dumping textiles or driving to find drop off locations.
WHAT WE DO
- Clearly labelled textile recycling bins
- Regular pick-up service
- Promotional materials to notify residents of the new recycling option
- Professional, reliable, and honest service
- Regular bin maintenance on an optimized schedule
- Off-schedule bin emptying within 48 hrs of request
- A bi-annual diversion certificate to demonstrate the amount and environmental impact of textiles kept out of the landfill by residents
- Socially and environmentally responsible business practices
- All the above provided free of charge for the full duration of our contract with you
- Make it easier and more convenient for your residents to recycle textiles
- Divert recyclable textiles from landfills
- Be well prepared for the upcoming Metro Vancouver textile ban
- Make a clear statement about your commitment to sustainability
- Play your part in making Vancouver the “Greenest City” by 2020
How Does It Work?
- Contact us to order a bin.
- If your building qualifies, we meet and schedule the bin delivery.
- Pick up will be scheduled based on volume.
REQUEST A BIN
WHO WE ARE
Revivify is a Canadian owned and operated socially and environmentally conscious start-up company based out of Vancouver BC, formed to promote and facilitate the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy. Revivify aims to lay the foundation for a sustainable and practical future for our planet inspired by the circular concepts of nature in the form of applied and scalable projects by integrating disruption, design, innovation, technology, and opportunity.
In addition to economic profitability Revivify aims to achieve a net positive social/environmental impact in all of its projects and operations by minimizing environmental footprints, creating low-barrier employment opportunities, and aiding in the training and integration of refugees through its diverse project portfolio. Examples of current projects are giving new life to discarded items through restoration and up-cycling, re-manufacturing bins from used material to replace virgin plastic bins, and designing smart bins for enhanced efficiency in time, fuel use, and number of trips.
BBGV and Revivify have formed a strong and synergistic partnership to advance their mutual values and goals. The majority of the revenue from Revivify Textiles is earmarked for supporting Big Brothers’ programs for local kids.
FAQ's & FACTS
Why should I recycle?
Why type of items does Revivify accept?
- Shirts, pants, under garments, nylons, and socks
- Outerwear, jackets, gloves, scarves, hats and coats
- Belts, bags, purses, wallets, backpacks, shoes and boots
- Linens, bedding, towels, tablecloth and curtains of all sizes
- Blankets, beddings, and pillows
- Soft toys and stuff animals
What types of items doesn't Revivify accept?
- Wet, moldy or dirty items
- Carpets, mats, and rugs
- Furniture and appliances
- Beds and mattresses
What happens to all textiles that are collected?
Is Revivify a non-profit organization?
What are the costs of implementing a clothing recycling program in my building?
Is donating textiles tax deductible?
Does anyone really throw out textiles?
Why bother with textiles now that we are already recycling paper, glass, and composting organics?
How much water does it takes to make one t-shirt?
How much water and electricity does it take to make one pair of jeans?
What are the waste goals for our region?
City of Vancouver’s goal for 2020 is to reduce solid waste going to the landfill or incinerator by 50% from 2008 levels and to become a zero-waste city by 2040.