Textile Recycling Program Launch
The Town of Morrisville is excited about our new partnership with Simple Recycling. Beginning on October 7th, Town of Morrisville residents will be able to recycle unwanted textiles and small household items simply by bagging them and leaving them at the curb on their regular recycling collection day.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 84% of old clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, and textile items end up in a landfill or an incinerator. On average, that works out to about 85 lbs. of textile items per person each year. As a result, textiles make up more than 6% of all the residential and municipal trash in the US.
Simple Recycling provides free curbside collection and recycling of unwanted textiles and housewares to communities across the United States. Currently, Simple Recycling serves nearly two million households across eight states, and will soon be serving residents here Town of Morrisville.
Residents will be mailed a postcard from Simple Recycling with two bags for collection. Simple Recycling will send informational mailers to homes that receive recycling collection from the Town of Morrisville. The mailers will contain free Simple Recycling bags.
Simple Recycling company will accept a wide range of used textiles and small household items. The list of accepted items includes all types of used or new clothing, boots and shoes, belts and ties, handbags, hats and gloves, toys, towels, sheets and blankets, small kitchen appliances, and more.