Green, OH –The City of Green has partnered with Simple Recycling to add textile and other household goods to its current curbside recycling program, which processes the typical plastics, glass, metal and paper/cardboard items, beginning the week of September 28.
This free service, provided by Simple Recycling, recycles items such as clothing, bedding, socks, draperies, stuffed animals and other textiles. In addition, Simple Recyclingpicks up and reprocesses small appliances, small furniture, jewelry, toys and other houseware items. Household items must be in good, working condition to be accepted. The service does NOT accept mattresses or broken houseware items. For a complete list of items accepted, please visit the City’s website at www.cityofgreen.org/recycling.
Residents place the Simple Recycling bags curbside on their regular recycling pick-up day. A Simple Recycling truck will pick up the items and leave new green bags for future use.
Residents of Green will receive two green recycling bags in the mail along with details of the program the week of September 21. Those residents, who live in apartments and are not on the Kimble Companies trash and recycling aggregate program, may recycle items through Simple Recycling at the City’s Recycle Center, 5383 Massillon Road, during regular Recycle Center hours. Additional green bags are available at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd., or at the Recycle Center, 5383 Massillon Road.
“Simple Recycling recycles those items that otherwise would be tossed in the trash,” said Erin Bickett, administrative assistant and recycling coordinator with the City of Green. According to Simple Recycling, more than 85% of used clothing ends up in the waste stream.
All items collected are sorted into reusable, good condition items for resale or textiles for recycling. The usable clothing is sold to third world countries and the remaining textile items are sold to be used as recycled filler material. Household items are sold through a partnership with thrift stores in the area.
For more information about recycling in Green and the Simple Recycling program, visit www.cityofgreen.org/recycling.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio