You guys know how big I am about thrifting partly because of the great deals but, also because of the benefits for the environment! The City of New York is thinking the same thing and has started the re-fashioNYC program in response.
Annually NYC residents throw away approximately 200,000 tons of clothes, towels, blankets, curtains, shoes, handbags, belts, and other textiles and apparel. Frankly I think that can be attributed to laziness on their part but, the city of New York is going to make it ridiculously convenient for people who don't donate due to the lack of convenience.
re-fashioNYC is a partnership between the City of New York and Housing Works to make clothing donation through convenient in-building drop-off service at no cost to the building or taxpayers. The program is expected to grow slowly in response to participation requests and Housing Works ability to expand its services.
If you're interested in participating in this new and convienient clothing reuse program, fill out the form here!