City of Joondalup holding third clothing donation drive


Currambine resident Bill Park is urging people to give generously to the City’s charity clothing collection day on Saturday.
Currambine resident Bill Park is urging people to give generously to the City’s charity clothing collection day on Saturday.

RESIDENTS can clear out their wardrobes and support a good cause when the City of Joondalup hosts its third charity clothing collection day this weekend.

The City expects a record amount of clothing and textiles to be collected on Saturday after the event in February saw 10 tonnes of second-hand items donated to Anglicare WA, Vinnies WA and the Salvos Stores for sale at their retail outlets.

Items not suitable for resale or re-use will be collected by Vinnies WA and recycled into rags and other new products.

Collection trucks will be set up at the Craigie Leisure Centre and the City’s administration building on Boas Avenue in Joondalup from 9am to 2pm. Donors can choose which charity they would like their second-hand clothing to go to.

“The popularity of this event has grown significantly in a relatively short period of time,” Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said of it.

“There was an amazing response to our last collection day, which resulted in a 300 per cent increase in the amount of donated second-hand clothing compared to our inaugural event in September 2015.

“We expect an even higher collection result on August 27 as the event continues to grow and word spreads beyond our City’s boundaries.”

The City has been working with the three charities on a different way to collect and improve the volume of second-hand clothing donations within the local community since it banned charity bins on public land last year because of issues with littering.