What are the big green boxes roadside in Taiwan?
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Clothes Recycling

Ever wondered what these big street-side boxes were?  If you thought they could be some sort of Goodwill box, you’re not far off!  These boxes are used to collect old clothes - clothes only – no appliances or other goods.  They are sponsored by groups that offer employment to physically challenged people, who are hired to collect, sort through and offer the clothes for re-sale.

In order to get the right to put out such a collection box groups have to apply to the city’s Social Affairs bureau, TPE, TCH, KKH.  Applications are accepted every three years. 

There’s no one overarching group; individual groups will put out boxes.  The Street-side collection box program has been established for about 20 years.  You’ll find these island-wide, except in Taichung, where they have their own special program.