The Rotary Club of Newton is joining with the textile recycling company HELPSY, the City of Newton, and Green Newton to host monthly clothing/textile drives from June through September. These clothing drive events will help the environment by reducing the amount of clothes and textile waste going to landfills and incinerators. The first clothing drive will be held on Saturday, July 10 from 8am-12pm, in the back parking lot of The Shops at Chestnut Hill near the Hammond Pond Parkway entrance. The other Saturday morning clothing drives will be held from 8am-12pm on August 7, and September 11.
HELPSY is the largest clothing collection recycling company on the East Coast. In 2020, they helped to divert over 30 million tons of waste.