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Textile Recycling

In addition to our current recycling program, we have started a program to collect textiles and small household items. This program began the week of January 14th on the current recycle schedule - every Monday for residents west of Mason Road (Cimarron subdivision) and every Thursday for residents east of Mason Road (Memorial Parkway Subdivision). Each year, over 21 billion pounds of clothing go into U.S. landfills - in an effort to combat this growing problem, HC MUD 81 has partnered with Simple Recycling to offer curb-side pick-up of clothing, shoes and small household items.

Simple Recycling is a textile 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, shoes and home goods into the orange bags provided by Simple Recycling.

Step 2: Place your bags at the curb on your regular collection day by 7:00 am. 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 truck will collect the bags and recycle the items for reuse. Additionally, Simple Recycling will leave behind additional replacement bags for future use upon collection.

Please note, only items placed inside the 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
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Purses
  • Hats
  • Toys
  • Pictures
  • Mirrors
  • Blankets
  • Drapes/Curtains
  • Small appliance such as toasters, microwaves, and coffee makers
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Small Furniture
  • Irons
  • Radios
  • Lamps
  • Hairdryers
  • Tools
  • Silverware
  • Dishes
  • Pots/Pans
  • Glasses
  • Backpacks

All of the materials collected are graded and sorted locally 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.

Before the program begins the week of January 14th, residents will receive two Simple Recycling bags by mail. For every bag Simple Recycling collects, a new bag will be left, usually they are tied to the handle of a refuse bin.

Frequently Asked Questions are discussed at Additional bags can be made available

Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 81    •    805 Hidden Canyon Katy, Texas 77450    •     •    281 392-8112