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Yes, the ACBO offers sponsorship limited positions, these positions will have their company’s logo showcased on each page on ABCO’s association website as well as a description on the sponsor page.

Are there Sponsorship opportunities available?

Please see the membership page for the investment schedule

What’s the yearly investment in membership?

1. Operator Membership
2. Buyer Membership
3. Supplier Membership
4. Association Membership

What membership types are available?

Any company that collects secondhand clothing and shoes, purchases credential clothing or provides goods and services to the industry, may be eligible to become a member of the association. Provided that it meets the standards for certification and or membership as set forth by ACBO and pays the membership fee.

Who can be a member?

NO, ABCO is a proud social organization with a strong philanthropic and environmental foundation. ACBO is an independent third party that provides an in-depth vetting and certification process that separates its members from the nefarious ones while providing people with a meaningful, trustworthy, and convenient way to discard their unwanted clothes and shoes and do so in a respectful and productive way.

Is ABCO a nonprofit?

The Association of Certified Bin Operators, LLC, officially launches both its association website and its public zip code web-locator to the public in September 2022. It has taken nearly 2 years of due diligence, discovery, and industry focus groups, to create an association specifically for the betterment secondhand collection industry and those who donate.

When was the ACBO formed?

The Association of Certified Bin Operators (ACBO) is the official certification platform for the textile/second-hand clothing collections industry. Serving the entire United States and Canada, ACBO officially certifies and promotes both private sector and nonprofit organizations in the clothing collections industry.

Who is the ACBO?

The ACBO Certification Membership is an investment in the success and continued growth of your business. This association provides services that are custom-designed to separate, showcase, and reward its members.

What are the benefits for Operators?
  • Visual representation; mandatory placement of current year, Certified Location Decals (CLD) on all bins and or locations

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Exclusive use of all ACBO and marketing materials and official logos, for your print and online marketing purposes

  • ​Part of ACBO and’s ongoing national and localized, online, and social media marketing and advertising campaign, and National PSA’s​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Free Individual zip code web-locator, easily placed on your website or social media pages (will only show your locations)

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Showcased in one of ACBO’s featured member of the month spotlights

  • ​Discounts with affiliate buyers, suppliers, and sponsors​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Featured on‘s member’s area

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​First mover updates on industry information and happenings