Simple Recycling gears back up; community gardening deadline looming

https://www.cleveland.com/community/2020/05/simple-recycling-gears-back-up-community-gardening-deadline-looming.html

AVON, Ohio — The orange bags are back: Recycling in Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville is getting simpler again.

After a couple of weeks of no service from Simple Recycling due to the coronavirus crisis, the company is starting pickup of donated clothing and household items once again.

The service is free to residents. But because the company is a for-profit concern, there are no receipts for tax deductions such as non-profits can offer — Goodwill and the Salvation Army, among others.

Like most recycling today, the rules are getting tighter as the worldwide market shrinks. Some markets that used to accept U.S. items for recycling are no longer doing so. In the meantime, residents need to pay careful attention to what is now permissible to recycle.

For the weekly Simple Recycling program, the list includes clean clothing, towels, blankets and other textile materials. In addition, they accept small appliances; tools; household items such as dishes, silverware and pots and pans; jewelry; purses; hats; toys; sleeping bags; shoes; and backpacks.

The items are to be placed only in the orange Simple Recycling bags and placed on the tree lawn on the regular trash pickup day. Simple Recycling will leave another orange bag. If more are needed, they can be ordered at no cost on the company’s website.

For more information, visit https://simplerecycling.com.