When you make a donation to your local Clothes Drop bin, you are directly helping people in your community.

We turn your donations into the money that supports the work of Inclusion

BC and its members. When donations are picked up from a Clothes Drop bin,

Inclusion BC members sell them to Value Village stores with profits going toward local programs and services for children

and adults with developmental disabilities.

Our donation bins accept the following items:

  • Accessories (ties, hats, belts)
  • Bathing suits and undergarments
  • Books
  • CDs, DVDs and records
  • Clothes and Shoes
  • Glassware
  • Pots and pans
  • Sleeping bags
  • Small Appliances
  • Sporting gear
  • Stationery supplies
  • Table linens
  • Towels
  • Toys and games

We do not accept:

  • Automobile parts
  • Batteries, chemicals, cleaning products
  • Construction materials (wood, pipes, doors, tubs, cabinets)
  • Cribs, car seats, swing sets
  • Food
  • Furniture
  • Hazardous waste, flammable products
  • Large appliances
  • Mattresses
  • Television, computer monitors/ equipment
  • Weapons, firearms, explosives

Please check with your local city hall for proper disposal.

Participating Organizations

Participating organizations Region
Langley Association for Community Living Langley
H.O.M.E Society Abbotsford
posAbilities Metro Vancouver
Richmond Society for Community Living Richmond
Inclusion Powell River Powell River
Community Living Society North Vancouver & New Westminster
Mission Association for Community Living Mission
Simon Fraser Society for Community Living New Westminster & Tri-Cities
Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion Burnaby
Shuswap Association for Community Living Salmon Arm
Nanaimo Association for Community Living Nanaimo

About Our Members

Inclusion BC members deliver a wide range of supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

These services range from early intervention for infants and toddlers, support for families, residential services

and other kinds of individualized support for youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

They also work with community partners to increase access to recreation, employment, volunteer and civic opportunities.

For more information, please call us at 604-777-9100.

http://www.inclusionbc.org/clothing-bins

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Inclusion BC, community partners to pull donation bins pending safety review

New Westminster, January 3, 2019 — Inclusion BC was deeply saddened to learn of the death of a man in one of our clothing donation bins in West Vancouver. Our deepest condolences go out to all who have been touched by this tragic event.

Safety is a top priority for Inclusion BC and our member agencies that participate in the ClothesDrop recycling program.

In 2018, we asked the University of BC’s Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project Course to work with our Canadian bin manufacturer to design a new bin that would address safety issues and ensure a public safety standard. Student-designed safety modifications are now in the prototype phase to address how to prevent people from entering into the bins and other related safety issues.

At an emergency meeting on January 3, 2019, Inclusion BC and our member agencies decided to remove 146 bins currently placed in Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast, Interior BC and Central and North Vancouver Island. Removal has already started and should be completed by early next week. All bins will be moved to secure storage until safety modifications can be made to ensure public safety.

We will continue to work with our bin manufacturer, municipal authorities, design experts and community partners to formalize and promote the adoption of industry-wide safety standards to keep our communities safe. These are just initial steps towards ensuring public safety while we continue working with our partners, communities and other charities that rely on this fundraising model to find satisfactory solution to broader and complex issues.

We will continue to accept clothing donations at indoor and monitored collection sites pending resolution of the bin safety issues.

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