Each year, over 21 billion pounds of clothing go into U.S. landfills – in an effort to combat this growing problem, the City of Lancaster has partnered with Simple Recycling to offer curb-side pick-up of clothing, shoes and small household items.
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, 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 7:00am. 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.
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.