Government Resources

National
Provincial
Durham 
Registered Charities
Organization/businessDonation BinThrift StoreHome Pick-up
Cornerstone to Recovery Find a drop box Schedule a pick-up
Diabetes Canada Find a drop box Schedule a pick-up
Kidney Clothes Box Find a drop Box - Schedule a pick-up
Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy Find a drop Box - Schedule a pick-up
The Kidney Foundation of Canada Find a drop Box - Schedule a pick-up
The Salvation Army Find a drop box Find a location  
For-profit organizations
Organization/businessThrit Store

Couture Consignments

Find a Location
Once Upon a Child Find a Location
Plato’s Closet Find a location
Play It Again Val Find a Location
Recycling Rewards

Find a Location

Request Pick-up
Value Village Find a location

If your organization would like to be included in this list, please contact SustainableAjax@ajax.ca.

How to Identify Illegal Textile Collection Bins

Donating used textiles is a great way to reduce waste and support local charities. As part of our textile diversion program, we want to ensure that all textile donations are made to legitimate organizations supporting our community. Therefore, it's important to be aware of illegal donation bins that may be operating in our communities.

Here are some tips to help you identify illegal textile collection bins:

  1. Check for identification labels or markings on the bin. Legitimate donation bins should have a clear identification of the charity or organization that operates them. Illegal bins have no identification or contact information provided on the bin.
  2. Look for signs of wear and tear or damage. Illegal donation bins are often poorly constructed out of cheap materials like plywood. They may show signs of wear and tear or damage.
  3. Check the location of the bin. Illegal donation bins are often placed in areas that are not authorized for donation collection such as on the side of residential roads or vacant properties.
  4. Ask the property owner if they have permitted the donation bin to be placed on their property. If the bin does not have permission, it is likely illegal.

To help you visualize the difference between legitimate and illegal donation bins, please see the pictures below:

Illegal bin
Example of a legal donation bin

Illegal donation bin
Example of an illegal donation bin

Please report any illegal or unkempt collection bins to the Town of Ajax By Law Department

What to Do If You Find an Illegal Donation Bin

By reporting illegal donation bins, you can help ensure that all textile donations are made to legitimate organizations that support our community. Please report any illegal or unkempt collection bins to the Town of Ajax By Law Department

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