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Q:  How much does the program cost?

A:  ZERO! Nothing! Nada! Free!  All Simple Recycling programs are offered free of cost to cities, residents and participants.

Q: What happens to the collected clothing?

A: All of the materials are graded and sorted locally and/or regionally based on quality and condition. The top quality materials will be resold to local thrift outlets, mid grade is exported to international markets and “unusable” items are processed for raw materials.

The life cycle of secondhand clothing

Q: Is Simple Recycling a non profit?

A: No, Simple Recycling is a for profit recycler that is committed to offering residents the most simple and easy way to keep usable materials from the landfill. If you would prefer to donate items to charity, we recommend the free home pickup service of DonateStuff.com.

Q: Do you accept…?

A: Our primary focus is on clothing and accessories but we also take small usable household discards. (Refer to our complete list of items we accept)

Q: If I have more stuff than can fit in your green/orange bag, what do I do?

A: Schedule your free home pickup and pink/orange bags are no longer required. Simple place your bags outside your front door and we will pick them up on your scheduled day! https://simplerecycling.com/schedule-a-pickup/

Q: How can I get more bags and tags?

A: We are happy to mail you additional bags. Request more bags here (Click)

Q: Can I put the clothing and other items in the bin with my other recycling?

A: No, the clothing and household discards will need to be set separately and alongside your trash and recycling bins.

Q: What day will you pick up my stuff?

A: We follow the same pickup schedule as your current trash or recycling pickup. For information specific to your community, please visit your city/town’s municipal website. For a link to your municipalities website, please find your community in our convenient “participating cities” page

Q: Is the trash truck going to pick up my stuff?

A: No, there will be a separate Simple Recycling truck that will pick up your designated bags/items.

Q: What if I don’t live in your pickup area?

A: If you are not in our designated pickup area, we recommend using www.DonateStuff.com for a free charitable donation collection program nationwide.

Q: Do you have a limit on how much stuff you will take?
A: No, as long as the items qualify as the types of items we are able to accept, we can take as much as you would like.

Q: Can you give me a tax receipt?

A: No, we are not a nonprofit organization. If you would prefer to donate your items to a charity and receive a tax receipt, we recommend using www.DonateStuff.com

Please contact [email protected] with additional questions.

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Recyclable Items

  • Men's Clothing
  • Women's Clothing
  • Children's Clothing
  • Coats and Jackets
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Purses
  • Hats
  • Toys
  • Blankets
  • Drapes/Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tools
  • Silverware
  • Dishes
  • Pots/Pans
  • Backpacks
  • **Your City may have a unique list of acceptable items. Please refer to your city's recycling page for more detail HERE
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