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All of the materials are graded and sorted locally and/or regionally 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.
Learn more by viewing The Life Cycle of Secondhand Clothing (PDF).
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Zero! Nothing! Nada! Free! All Simple Recycling programs are offered free of cost to cities, residents and participants.
No, Simple Recycling is a for-profit recycler that is committed to offering residents the most simple and easy way to keep usable materials from the landfill. If you would prefer to donate items to charity, we recommend the free home pickup service of the DonateStuff website.
Our primary focus is on clothing and accessories but we also take small usable household discards. Please review the list on the Simple Recycling page for more information.
No, there will be a separate Simple Recycling truck that will pick up your designated bags/items.
If you are not in our designated pickup area, we recommend using the DonateStuff website for a free charitable donation collection program nationwide.
No, as long as the items qualify as the types of items we are able to accept, we can take as much as you would like.
No, we are not a nonprofit organization. If you would prefer to donate your items to a charity and receive a tax receipt, we recommend using the DonateStuff website.