Enumclaw Self Storage is holding a textile-recycling drive at its Enumclaw, Wash., facility to benefit the Northwest Center, a local nonprofit organization that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities. Customers and local residents can participate by donating re-usable clothing, linens, towels, shoes and other household textiles. The self-storage business has set up a drop-off bin at its facility at 810 Blake St.
Americans discard 85 percent of unwanted clothing and shoes into the trash each year, amounting to more than 11 million tons of textiles added to landfills annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Proceeds from donations will be used toward Northwest Center services such as childhood education, early intervention, employment services and jobs, according to the source.
Enumclaw Self Storage has more than 600 units and 44 spaces for vehicle storage. The facility offers a supply of boxes and moving supplies for customer convenience.