WAYNE, NJ - At the last Wayne Town council meeting, Councilman-At-Large Joe Schweighardt and Mayor Chris Vergano weighed in on the issues of clothing bins around Wayne. See Story
“My concern is the clothing bins are not kept up according to ordinance and the contracts we have with the owners," said Schwieghardt. "If the clothing bins are being abused, I think something should be done about it.”
Vergano stated: "The Administration would have absolutely no problem supporting an ordinance to ban clothing bins 100% from the township. They serve no public purpose.”
Schweighardt sent TAPinto Wayne this picture:
According to Schweighardt, this particular bin is located on Mountain View Blvd by the Dollar Tree Store.
Not many are aware that some clothing bins around town collect clothing 'for profit.'
Texima's website states: "Texima LLC is a for-profit company in the second hand clothing industry.
Their website also says "What happens to the clothes you drop into our recycling bins?
- The clothes are being sorted and packed by trained personnel.
- The best clothes – those that are still in fashion and top condition are resold in thrift shops in regions of higher need, so that people there are able to buy quality clothes at affordable prices.
- Second best clothes are sold to second hand clothing markets in less-developed countries.
- Clothes that are not applicable for wearing anymore are recycled into rags and polishing clothes.
- Dregs are recycled into new fiber that can be used for other new products."