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Des Moines business diverts clothing from the dump – Axios

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There's a new way in Des Moines to get rid of that shirt with the stain or pair of sneakers with a hole in the side toe.
Why it matters: It's a good way to divert items from the landfill that can't be worn again.
What's happening: Clive businessman Brad Burtnette added more than a dozen bins throughout the metro.
Of note: It's part of a for-profit business. Donations are not tax deductible, which is explained on the front of the bins.
What to give: Any clothing item or textile that's dry and has no odor.
The big picture: More than 11 million tons of textiles — mostly clothing and footwear — went to the landfill in 2018, according to the most recent EPA estimates.
Meanwhile: Nearly 100% of clothing can be recycled, according to the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association.
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