Textile Recycling (Pink Bag Program)

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Beginning April 6, 2020, the Town of Stonington implemented the Curbside collection of used textiles: clothing, shoes and accessories. The service will be provided by F.E. Crandall Disposal and Simple Recycling (www.simplerecycling.com). The program is provided at no charge to the Town of Stonington and its' residents.  If you currently donate to a local organization, please continue to do so.  This program is meant to offset the 85% of all textiles that are currently disposed of in the trash.    

How It Works:

When cleaning out closets or disposing of unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories, residents can place them in the Simple Recycling pink bags.  Place the Simple Recycling bags at the curb near your recycling container on their normal recycling collection day.  The Town’s contracted hauler will pick them up and leave a replacement bag.  If a resident is in need of a pink bag, You may pick one up at the Town Hall or the Transfer Station Gate House. We ask that you leave out no more than (2) bags on your scheduled pick up day.

Simple Recycling will collect a wide range of used textiles items.  The list of accepted items includes:

Used or New Clothing (men’s, women’s, children’s), Boots & Shoes, Bedding (sheets, pillow cases, blankets, comforters), Belts & Ties, Bras, Coats & Jackets, Fashion Accessories, Handbags & Purses, Hats & Gloves, Linens, Pillows, Sandals & Slippers (in pairs), Socks (single or in pairs), Stuffed Animals, Table Linens, Towels, Undergarments

For more information about the Simple Recycling program, residents can call the Stonington Solid Waste office at 860-535-5099.