The diVision Thrift Store has begun accepting recycled used or unused clothing and household items and will pay cash or provide store credit. The store's address is 2915 N. Division.
Owner Karen Thurston said the goal is to help with community recycling and provide funds for area charities. Thuston's nonprofit, Community Green Cross, collects the clothing and other items from North Idaho charities, which are paid by the pound for the items.
The diVision Store pays five cents per pound or 10 cents per pound for store credit for items that are clean, dry, and odor free.
Unlike consignment stores which require nearly new and current style clothing, diVision Thrift Store will accept items with missing buttons, broken zippers, or stains, as long as the clothing meets the clean, dry, and odor free criteria.
Household items must be in good repair and unbroken, and the store will also accept small furniture items not weighing over 100 pounds. No electronic items are accepted.
Items in excellent condition will remain in the store for resale, Thurston said. Other items will go to a number of exporters who direct the items to stores across North America and overseas.