Medford, MA New Clothing Recycling Program 2018



New Simple Recycling Program for Clothing
Posted on January 19, 2018
Each year, over 21 billion pounds of clothing go into U.S. landfills – in an effort to combat this growing problem, the City of Medford has partnered with Simple Recycling to offer curb-side pick-up of clothing.

Simple Recycling is a for-profit recycler committed to offering residents the easiest way to keep usable materials from the landfill. The program is free of charge and simple to use.

Step 1: Place clothing into the pink bags provided by Simple Recycling.

Step 2: Place your bags at the curb on your recycling day by 7:00 a.m. Simple Recycling materials should be placed beside residents’ recycling container. DO NOT PLACE SIMPLE RECYCLING BAGS INSIDE OR ON TOP OF TRASH OR RECYCLING CONTAINERS.

Step 3: A Simple Recycling vehicle will collect the bags and recycle the items for reuse. Additionally, Simple Recycling will leave behind more replacement bags for future use upon collection.

Please note, only items placed inside the pink bags will be collected. Simple Recycling will not pick up anything left outside of the bag.

The following items will be accepted at the curb by Simple Recycling:

– Men, women, and children’s clothing

– Coats and Jackets

– Hats & Gloves

– Shoes

– Purses/handbags

– Fashion Accessories

Items we CANNOT collect include: Appliances, Furniture, Tires, Paint, Carpeting, Mattresses, Traditional Recyclables (metal, glass, paper), and Hazardous Waste.

All the materials collected are graded and sorted based on quality and condition. The clothing will be resold to local thrift outlets.

IF YOUR PINK BAG IS NOT PICKED UP BY SIMPLE RECYCLING YOU NEED TO CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY AT EITHER THE WEBSITE www.SimpleRecycling.com OR CALL 866-835-5068.

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