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Kennedale first in county to start curbside recycling of clothing and more

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The City of Kennedale and the Keep Kennedale Beautiful Commission have announced that residents will be able to recycle unwanted reusable clothing and homegoods along with the current recycling program. {{more}}
 
no cost program …
 
The curbside collection program for unwanted but re-usable clothing and homegoods is called Simple Recycling. The service is provided at no cost to residents or the city, and will begin this month. Residents will be provided with special large green bags for these items.
 
It?s estimated that 85% of all clothing ends up in landfills, with only 15% being recycled or donated. Simple Recycling?s goal is to keep millions of pounds of clothing from going to waste.
 
at least 95% of collections will be recycled …
Simple Recycling will be done on the

same day for regular recycling

Almost half of what is picked up will be repurposed for second-hand consumer use, 30% will be converted into cleaning rags and other textiles, and 20% will be recycled into post-consumer fiber used in home insulation, carpet padding, and the automotive industry. Only 5% ends up as waste.
 
place the green bag next to your blue recycle bin …
 
Bags will be left over the couple of weeks. Pick-up will be on the same day as recycling pick-up. You are asked to simply place the bags beside (not inside) the recycling container on your normal pickup day. A separate truck will pick up the green bags.
 
items that are acceptable …
 
Men’s Clothing, Women’s Clothing, Children’s Clothing, Coats and Jackets, Jewelry, Shoes, Purses, Hats, Toys, Pictures, Mirrors, Blankets, Drapes/Curtains, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Small Furniture, Small Appliances, Irons, Radios, Lamps, Hairdryers, Tools, Toasters, Microwaves, Coffee Makers, Computers/Electronics, Silverware, Dishes, Pots/Pans, Glasses, Backpacks. The bags are not for plastics, newspapers and other recyclable “trash”.

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