The Town of Wake Forest, North Carolina and Simple Recycling are partnering to offer a new program that will allow Town sanitation customers to recycle clothing, shoes, and various accessories.
In the coming days, Town sanitation customers will receive an orange and green “Simple Recycling” postcard in the mail, along with an orange bag. Beginning the week of April 22, 2019, customers can fill the orange bag with pre-loved clothing, shoes, and accessories, then set the bag out next to their recycling cart on their normal collection day. Simple Recycling drivers will pick up the bags and leave replacement bags behind.
Simple Recycling is a for-profit recycler committed to offering residents the simplest and easiest way to keep usable materials from the landfill. Items Simple Recycling will accept include 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, and backpacks.
The average person throws away nearly 70 pounds of clothing, shoes, and accessories each year. By recycling these items, Wake Forest residents can keep them out of the landfill and make them available to others who can use them.
Source: Bill Crabtree, Town of Wake Forest