Baystate Textiles

Did you ever wonder what the bin out front of the Burke is for? This bin is owned and operated by Baystate Textiles and is a drop off location for unwanted textiles! They partner with schools and communities to create a process for diverting clothing donations along with shoes and fabrics away from the solid waste stream. Instead of being thrown away, textiles create a new source of revenue for your community.

Burke PTO gets a kickback once a month from Baystate Textiles. The amount depends on the weight of what is in the bin. Products they accept include:

  • Clothing
  • Hats
  • Pocketbooks
  • Belts
  • Duffle Bags
  • Scarfs
  • Shoes, Boots, Cleats
  • Sheets and Blankets
  • Draperies and Curtains
  • Linens and Stuff Animals
  • And more!

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