August 7 2017

Curbside Recycling of Clothes, Shoes and Housewares Starts Next Week


Do you have old clothes and shoes that are still wearable but you don’t want them anymore? Don’t throw them out, recycle them.


Burlington has teamed up with Simple Recycling to provide free, curbside pick-up of unwanted goods.


Beginning on Thursday, August 17, Burlington residents can recycle reusable clothing, shoes, and housewares with free, curbside pick-up on their regular recycling collection day. Simply place your pink bags provided by Simple Recycling beside your recycling bin before 7 a.m.and they will take care of the rest, leaving behind replacement bags.


For a list of acceptable items click here.


According to a release, without a curbside program, 85% of clothing, shoes, and reusable housewares get thrown into a landfill.


“On average, that results in 21 billion pounds of textile waste in the United States annually!,” the release states. “The EPA reported nearly 68 pounds of textiles per household end up in the residential waste stream every year. The Town of Burlington and Simple Recycling have partnered in order to help change these shocking numbers and reduce the amount of reusable waste (which makes up to 15% of the residential waste stream) that ends up in our landfills.”


To request additional bags you can visit their website at or you can reach Simple Recycling at 1-866-835-5068.


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