Recyclable textiles include: clothing, footwear, accessories, towels, bedding, drapery, etc. Items must be dry and clean. No wet or moldy items will be collected. The following items will not be accepted for pickup: appliances, furniture, tires, paint, carpeting, mattresses, traditional recyclables (metal, glass, paper), hazardous waste, and liquids. The service will run in conjunction with the same schedule as your normal recycling pick-up. The vehicle used for pick-up is a similar to a Cargo Van.
Eligible participants include only single-family households. Multi-tenant occupancies with dumpsters are not eligible. The initial distribution of the bags will come by way of traditional mail with a post card. Those eligible and desiring to participate in the service will then mail back the postcard to Simple Recycling. Eligible participants are issued two (2) orange plastic bags per month on a recurring month-to-month basis. Once a bag is picked up, the materials are then graded and sorted. Top quality materials are resold to local thrift outlets; mid-grade materials are exported to international markets; and unusable items are processed for raw materials.