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WEAR - DONATE - RECYCLE

The Association of Certified Bin Operators (ACBO) is the pre-eminent industry association serving both the United States and Canada. The ACBO officially vets, certifies, and promotes both private sector and nonprofit organizations that collect, sell, or distribute secondhand clothing and shoes throughout our territories. Certified members of ACBO are committed to the Wear – Donate –Recycle movement. The movement educates and engages people, businesses, organizations, and governments to support programs that encourage the diversion of textile waste from landfills and generate meaningful revenue for charities, nonprofits, and community causes.

 

ABCO provides its members with a one-of-a-kind multi-faceted marketing platform. The platform is designed to increase collections and drive customers and businesses to member drop-off locations throughout the nation.

ACBO vets all our members rigorously and thus can showcase and confirm member/drop-off site credibility and philanthropic commitments to the local communities they serve.

Members also have access to a comprehensive list of credentialed buyers and suppliers located across the globe ensuring active competition for clothing items and ensuring that members receive the highest price for their merchandise.

There are over 75,000 clothing drop-off locations throughout North America. To ensure the public that they donate their unwanted clothes and shoes to reputable and trustworthy organizations whose mission is transparent and clear, ACBO showcases its members through a comprehensive public website/ zip code site locater.

About Us

The Association of Certified Bin Operators (ACBO) is the pre-eminent industry association serving both the United States and Canada. The ACBO officially vets, certifies, and promotes both private sector and nonprofit organizations that collect, sell, or distribute secondhand clothing and shoes throughout our territories.

Certified members of ACBO are committed to the Wear – Donate –Recycle movement. The movement educates and engages people, businesses, organizations, and governments to support programs that encourage the diversion of textile waste from landfills and generate meaningful revenue for charities, nonprofits, and community causes.

 

 

ABCO provides its members with a one-of-a-kind multi-faceted marketing platform. The platform is designed to increase collections and drive customers and businesses to member drop-off locations throughout the nation.

ACBO vets all our members rigorously and thus can showcase and confirm member/drop-off site credibility and philanthropic commitments to the local communities they serve.

 

Members also have access to a comprehensive list of credentialed buyers and suppliers located across the globe ensuring active competition for clothing items and ensuring that members receive the highest price for their merchandise.

There are over 75,000 clothing drop-off locations throughout North America. To ensure the public that they donate their unwanted clothes and shoes to reputable and trustworthy organizations whose mission is transparent and clear, ACBO showcases its members through a comprehensive public website/ zip code site locater.

There are over 75,000 clothing drop-off locations throughout North America. To ensure the public that they donate their unwanted clothes and shoes to reputable and trustworthy organizations whose mission is transparent and clear, ACBO showcases its members through a comprehensive public website/ zip code site locater.

Vision

Being the pre-eminent industry association in the second-hand clothing collection space, benefiting both humanity and the environment. Providing a comprehensive vetted database of over 75,000 certified drop-off locations that generate millions of dollars a year in charitable support while diverting over two billion pounds of textile waste from the world’s landfills. Creating tens of thousands of well-paying jobs and providing millions of people around the world affordable access to quality second-hand clothing and shoes.

Purpose 

To showcase and set apart the credible, noteworthy, and transparent organizations from the nefarious participants that miss lead, miss represent, and cast a shadow over the collection industry. Providing our members with effective and unique marketing tools enables them to validate their good standings and increase their collections and footprint. Promoting our members through a comprehensive public website that ensures the public is donating their unwanted clothes and shoes in a trustworthy and meaningful manner.

The Association of Certified Bin Operators (ACBO) is the pre-eminent industry association serving both the United States and Canada. The ACBO officially vets, certifies, and promotes both private sector and nonprofit organizations that collect, sell, or distribute secondhand clothing and shoes throughout our territories. Certified members of ACBO are committed to the Wear – Donate –Recycle movement. The movement educates and engages people, businesses, organizations, and governments to support programs that encourage the diversion of textile waste from landfills and generate meaningful revenue for charities, nonprofits, and community causes.

 

There are over 75,000 clothing drop-off locations throughout North America. To ensure the public that they donate their unwanted clothes and shoes to reputable and trustworthy organizations whose mission is transparent and clear, ACBO showcases its members through a comprehensive public website/ zip code site locater.

 

ABCO provides its members with a one-of-a-kind multi-faceted marketing platform. The platform is designed to increase collections and drive customers and businesses to member drop-off locations throughout the nation. ACBO vets all our members rigorously and thus can showcase and confirm member/drop-off site credibility and philanthropic commitments to the local communities they serve. Members also have access to a comprehensive list of credentialed buyers and suppliers located across the globe ensuring active competition for clothing items and ensuring that members receive the highest price for their merchandise.