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Simple Recycling

Simple Recycling is a new voluntary recycling program that is offered as a convenience to Rocky Hill residents. The Town Council has authorized this program, but it’s operated at no cost to the Town. The benefit to the Town is that it takes the recyclables out of the waste stream that otherwise would be thrown into the trash thus reducing the cost of disposal to the Town. The benefit to residents is a convenient way to recycle pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories by placing the items outside in the provided pink bags on the same day as your normal garbage / recycling pickup.

Visit for more information. You can also contact or call (866) 835-5068. You can request more bags here.

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List of recyclable items:

  • Men's Clothing
  • Women's Clothing
  • Children's Clothing
  • Coats and Jackets
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Purses
  • Hats
  • Toys
  • Blankets
  • Drapes/Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tools
  • Silverware
  • Dishes Pots/Pans
  • Backpacks

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Q:  How much does the program cost?
A:  ZERO! Nothing! Nada! Free!  All Simple Recycling programs are offered free of cost to cities, residents and participants.

Q: What happens to the collected clothing?
A: 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.

The life cycle of secondhand clothing

Q: Is Simple Recycling a non profit?
A: 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

Q: Do you accept…?
A: Our primary focus is on clothing and accessories but we also take small usable household discards. (Refer to the complete list of items above)

Q: If I have more stuff than can fit in your pink bag, what do I do?
A: We are happy to provide additional bags, please complete the form at

Q: How can I get more bags and tags?

A: We are happy to mail you additional bags. Request more bags here.

Q: Can I put the clothing and other items in the bin with my other recycling?

A: No, the clothing and household discards will need to be set separately and alongside your trash and recycling bins.

Q: What day will you pick up my stuff?

A: We follow the same pickup schedule as your current trash and recycling pickup.

Q: Is the trash truck going to pick up my stuff?

A: No, there will be a separate Simple Recycling truck that will pick up your designated bags/items.

Q: What if I don’t live in your pickup area?

A: If you are not in our designated pickup area, we recommend using for a free charitable donation collection program nationwide.

Q: Do you have a limit on how much stuff you will take?

A: 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.

Q: Can you give me a tax receipt?

A: 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

Contact Information:

logo6       Town of Rocky Hill
    761 Old Main St.
    Rocky Hill, CT

Jim Sollmi, PELS Director of Community Development and Public Works

Joe Lentini, Field Operations and Highway Superintendent

PHONE:   860-258-7709   
FAX:    860-258-2703  
HOURS:   Monday - Friday
    6:30am - 2:30pm

Transfer Station

LOCATION: 59 Old Forge Road


January & February – Saturday only from 7:00am – 1:00pm


March 1st thru December 31st – Thursday & Friday 7:00am – 2:00pm, Saturday 7:00am – 1:00pm


*Transfer Station is closed during inclement weather*

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