Each year, 1.4 billion pounds of recoverable textiles, with a potential economic value of $140 million, are disposed of throughout NY State. The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling (NYSAR3) , a statewide organization of recycling professionals in the public and private sectors, is launching “The Great New York State Clean-Out” in Fall 2014 to remind all New Yorkers how easy and important it is to reuse and/or recycle their unwanted textiles.

Please complete the following survey on your operations to assist us in improving textile reuse and recycling in New York State.

* 1. Business/Organization Profile

* 2. With your permission, your information from this survey may be included on NYSAR3's website in a searchable database of textile collection and recycling locations.

* 3. Is your business

* 4. Are you a member of a textile recovery trade association?
Please check all that apply.

* 5. If you are a non-profit/charity, are you evaluated by any independent organizations such as Charity Navigator?

* 6. If yes, to Question 5,

* 7. If you are a for-profit business, please indicate the webpage on your website that states this.

* 8. Do you collect textiles for reuse and/or recycling?

* 9. If you answered "Reuse" in question 8, do you?

* 10. If you answered "Recycling" in question 8, are there other facilities/businesses/brokers that you know of that maybe interested in participating in this effort to improve reuse and recycling of textiles.

* 11. Please indicate which of the following textiles and related materials you currently accept for collection:

* 12. Do you sort the textiles you collect?

* 13. Do you advertise your program?

* 14. Do you have collection bins located off-site (away from your retail location or sorting facility)?

* 15. Are your bins labeled with your company name and phone number?

* 16. Are the bins labeled with the types of materials you accept?

* 17. Do you include a statement on your bins indicating you are a For Profit or Not-For-Profit business/organization?

* 18. Would you provide NYSAR3 with an excel file with all bin locations for inclusion on the textile recovery campaign website?

* 19. Would you sign a Code of Conduct outlining a set of proper practices?

* 20. Please briefly describe your business or organization (200 words or less).

Thank you for completing this survey! Your information will be very helpful in increasing textile reuse and recycling in NYS.

Thank you for completing this survey!  Your information will be very helpful in increasing textile reuse and recycling in NYS.

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