Many people already get rid of old clothing by putting it in donation bins run by charities. (CBC)
Metro Vancouver is looking into a possible ban on clothing and textile waste in the region's landfills.
Much like its ban on food waste, residents who throw out their old clothes could be fined for doing so.
"Right now we're looking at doing some consultation for a disposal ban to see if we can ban textiles, including clothing, from disposal to help divert more clothing to either a reuse home or a recycling home," said Karen Storry, with the Metro Vancouver zero waste implementation team.