A Texas-based clothing recycling company has acquired a clothing and shoe collection facility in Indianapolis. American Textile Recycling Service bought the 21,000 square-foot facility, which operates 144 collection bins in Anderson, Marion, Muncie and Indianapolis.
The facility has supported the Indiana State Department of Disabled American Veterans for two years. ATRS Chief Marketing Officer Debra Stevenson Peganyee says their goal is to help DAV "expand this clothing donation partnership into an ongoing stream of monthly revenue in order to increase local programs and services for veterans statewide."
“The funding that is generated for DAV Indiana will help them better serve Indiana’s Disabled Veterans,” says Lee Crossland, Indiana Manager for ATRS. “One of the benefits of people recycling their gently used clothing and shoes with us is that it provides our Veterans access to transportation to local VA clinics and hospitals, allowing them to receive much-needed medical treatment.”
ATRS already provides free textile recycling solutions in ten states and hopes to be nationwide by 2025. The company did not say if any jobs would be affected by the acquisition.