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
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
- Small appliance such as toasters, microwaves, and coffee makers
- Sleeping Bags
- Small Furniture
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