We are Proud to share this about our city! The City of Deerfield Beach Promotes Sustainability by Selling Compost Bins Earth Machine compost bins are now available for purchase from the City of Deerfield Beach Department of Recycling & Solid Waste Management. On average, Americans produce 4.5 pounds of waste per day. By encouraging composting, the City of Deerfield Beach can help residents divert up to 30% of their waste from landfills. Read more. Purchase a compost bin.
Posted On: July 2, 2015, From Sun Sentinel
Can I recycle this?
Florida’s recycling rate in 2014 was 49 percent, up one percentage point from 2013 and still far from the statewide goal of 75 percent by 2020. How much do you recycle? And how well do you know recycling rules? You know batteries go in the trash bin, but what about hair spray cans? Pizza boxes from last night’s party? Test your recycling knowledge by dragging items to the proper bin. Read more.
The City of Deerfield Beach is Helping to Protect Endangered Sea Turtles
The City of Deerfield Beach has partnered with Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) to adopt the center’s Responsible Pier Initiative (RPI). The RPI is designed as a collaborative tool to work directly with anglers and fishing pier managers. The purpose of these efforts is to provide First Responders with the necessary resources to respond effectively to sea turtle injuries and strandings on or around fishing piers. Shared from www.deerfield-beach.com
Thrift Store Fun – Top Reason to Shop is Charity!
You never know what treasures you’ll find.
For people who favor shopping malls and department stores, a thrift store may be a little scary. After all, the clothing items are used and there’s no telling who wore them or what they were doing when they did so. The fact is the clothes in thrift stores are all inspected to make sure they’re in good enough shape to go on the rack, so you don’t need to worry about threadbare or tattered items. Thrift stores also offer a bounty of second hand furniture, toys and games, old records and appliances. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, we’ve got 1 more reasons to try out your local thrift store.
As if the rare finds, great deals and excellent costume ideas aren’t enough, most thrift stores are tied to some kind of charity, so shopping there helps to support people in need. The Salvation Army’s stores fully fund their adult rehabilitation program, including a work rehab program that operates in conjunction with the thrift shops. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has stores all over the country and helps directly benefit those in need. There’s likely an individual shop in your town as well that works with its own special charity, whether it’s benefitting the homeless or helping to shelter those with AIDS. Spending money at thrift stores is a great way to help give back a little, whether through donations or shopping there.
In the Big Leagues – In 2009, the National Retail Federation recognized thrift stores and resale shops as a legitimate retail category.
Almost 20 percent of people they surveyed planned to do their back to school shopping at thrift stores
BY EMILIE SENNEBOGEN – HTTP://MONEY.HOWSTUFFWORKS.COM/PERSONAL-FINANCE/BUDGETING/5-REASONS-TO-SHOP-AT-THRIFT-STORE.HTM#PAGE=4
Deerfield Thrift is proud to support local charities like The Deerfield Beach Christian Ministerial Association and The American Cancer Society through our local chapter of Relay for Life.
Please visit our website for more information on how you can help us help them.
Our Mission is to provide necessary items at affordable prices to everyone and to give financial support to our charities through the sales of other items.
5 Fun Reasons to Shop at a Thrift Store – Reason #4 VINTAGE CLOTHING!
You never know what treasures you’ll find.
For people who favor shopping malls and department stores, a thrift store may be a little scary. After all, the clothing items are used and there’s no telling who wore them or what they were doing when they did so. The fact is the clothes in thrift stores are all inspected to make sure they’re in good enough shape to go on the rack, so you don’t need to worry aboutthreadbare or tattered items. Thrift stores also offer a bounty of second hand furniture, toys and games, old records and appliances. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, we’ve got 2 more reasons to try out your local thrift store.
Vintage clothing stores in big cities make a lot of money by selling items that you might be able to find at your local thrift store.
Trendy vintage boutiques in shopping districts will charge you a lot of dough for what could cost you just a few dollars elsewhere.
In fact, the owners of these higher priced shops often troll the thrift stores themselves for those vintage finds, then mark them up for unwitting shoppers. If you’re into vintage threads, then stop by the Thrift Store before you head to the hipster shop down the street
by Emilie Sennebogen – http://money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/budgeting/5-reasons-to-shop-at-thrift-store.htm#page=4
We sell VINTAGE CLOTHING & OLD RECORDS at DEERFIELD THRIFT Stop by & check them out!
Recycled Clothing Facts by Lexa W. Lee, Demand Media (article only)
Thrift shops are a great resource for donating or buying used clothing.
Recycling unwanted clothing reduces landfill waste as well as the amount of resources needed to produce new clothing. It also lessens the waste produced by the manufacturing process — clothing scraps end up in the landfill, too. Used clothing can be donated, sold or disassembled for the fabric.
#4. Benefits to the Consumer and the Industry
Customers who buy used clothing also benefit from what are usually substantially lower prices, compared to the price of new clothes. Recycled clothing also creates jobs at charity organizations, consignment stores and businesses that reuse the fabric to make products for sale. Cleaning rags, blankets, new clothes and even the U.S. dollar are examples of products that may contain fabric from recycled clothing. The U.S. textile recycling industry consists of about 2,000 companies, most of which are family-owned. They provide about 17,000 jobs and account for gross sales of $700 million every year. – CharterRecycling.com
Thank you for your Generous clothing donations – we continuously sell them or pass them on!