Framingham Recycles: Pink Bags, Clothing, & Textiles
June 19, 2019 Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni 280 Views 0 Comments Framingham Recycles, Framingham Recycling Coordinator Stephen Sarnosky
FRAMINGHAM: When it comes to getting rid of old and unwanted clothing most people realize that these items probably have an afterlife but aren’t really sure how to dispose of them?
As a result, items such as coats, blankets, shoes and socks, and textile items such as luggage, bedsheets and bath towels tend to end up in a refuse container to be hauled away and buried in a landfill somewhere.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, up to 6% of all material going into landfills or burn facilities are considered to be clothing and textiles.
In this regard, the City of Framingham may have disposed of 788 tons of textiles in 2017.
In this same period, the City recovered 51 tons of textiles using its clothing and textile recovery program.
The Department of Public Works, Framingham has had a long-standing clothing and textile recovery program in place and this program has paid dividends over the years. Dividends in the way of reduced refuse and recycling tonnage…… Click here to ready more