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Starting the week of June 25, 2018, residents of Niles will have a convenient curbside collection program that will help reduce the harmful environmental impact of textile waste. The Village of Niles is partnering with Simple Recycling to provide the community with a convenient solution to help dramatically reduce the harmful impact of textile waste. The free textile collection service aims to forge long-lasting benefits for the environment, people and communities alike.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 85% of all clothing ends up in the landfill with only 15% being donated. Proactive efforts to recycle clothing, shoes, and accessories today can have the same impact as removing millions of cars from the nation’s roads. In addition, when recycled or reused, these items help reduce greenhouse gasses more than recycling glass, plastics, and yard trimmings.
Adam Winfield, President of Simple Recycling says: “We focus on convenience and simplicity. Our goal is to offer residents the simplest way to let your clothing be loved again.” Residents that traditionally donate clothing to charities are encouraged to continue to do so.
To start the program, Simple Recycling will mail bags to all single-family homes. When you set your bags at the curb for collection (on your normal Groot pickup day) the driver will leave replacement bags behind.
To obtain additional bags:
•Stop by the Public Works Department and pick up bags,Monday through Friday 7:30 A.M.–3:30 P.M.•Request bags from Simple Recycling online athttp://simplerecycling.com/bag-request/