Curbside textile recycling by Simple Recycling to end in The Woodlands

Simple Recycling will stop pickups Nov. 20. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
Simple Recycling will stop pickups Nov. 20. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Simple Recycling will stop pickups Nov. 20. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

A curbside recycling program focusing on textiles and household goods will stop picking up items in The Woodlands on Nov. 20, according to a news release from The Woodlands Township.

Simple Recycling has provided the service in more than 30 cities and towns in Texas, and it has served The Woodlands through a contract since 2017, according to the township. This service is separate from the township's regular recycling program.

According to the township, the provider stopped its service due to financial effects from COVID-19.

The "Orange Bag Program," named for the signature orange bags residents can use for their unwanted goods, diverted more than 60 tons of material that would have been destined for a landfill into a recycling program, according to the township.

The release stated that although no other local companies currently provide a no-call curbside textile collection program, there are other charities in the area that may offer collection by appointment. Textiles donated for recycling should not be torn or stained, according to the release.


The township's Donation Guide provides additional details, including contact information for local charities that provide free pickup by appointment. Unusable textiles, such as rags or torn or stained clothing, should be thrown away or repurposed, never placed in the recycle cart.

The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department can be reached at 281-210-3800.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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