The members of the Association have collected over 6 000 tons of textile products in Bulgaria, and nearly 70% were collected in Sofia. We have more than 280 containers for textile waste placed in over 30 municipalities nationwide, which have a special locking mechanism so that waste cannot be removed.
Two of the Association’s member companies – Texcycle and Texaid – have concluded contracts with Sofia Municipality and ensure the collection and subsequent processing of unnecessary textiles. There are 150 different locations in Sofia.
The waste collected from the containers is transported to Textile Ecocenters for processing, sorting, and preparation for reuse and recycling. Textiles are separated by type: the reusable ones are split from the rest, which are either cut up and are being used as cotton rags or handed over to other companies for proper recycling and utilization. Non-reusable textile materials are sorted by color. Their buttons and zippers are passed on to produce insulating padding.
List of addresses of containers for separate collection of textile waste, located in Sofia municipality, can be found HERE.