Pearland residents to have textile recycling at curbside

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Curbside textile recycling is coming to Pearland.

A resolution of the City Council was approved at the Jan. 23 regular meeting authorizing Keep Pearland Beautiful to participate in a Textile Recycling Program with Simple Recycling.

Council’s action authorized KPB the ability to offer the program within the City Limits.

KPB is entering into a four-year agreement with Simple Recycling to provide free curbside recycling of clothing and home goods.

Home goods includes clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, towels, coats and jackets, kitchenware, tools and toys.

The recycling of these textiles by Simple Recycling would occur on the same day as the existing curbside recycling program as scheduled by Waste Management.

Curbside recycling is slated to start on March 27, according to Andrew Miller, Executive Director of Keep Pearland Beautiful.

Bags will be provided by Simple Recycling and are to be placed next to the recycling containers, and not inside them.

Miller reports that a drop box will also be placed at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center at a future time.

Information via standard mail will be distributed to all Pearland residents in March, Miller said.

Simple Recycling has more than 50 years of experience in clothing and household discard collection. The company will take care of all advertising costs, implementation, and maintenance of the program. There is no cost to the municipality or resident.

“Residents can choose to participate at no cost or donate textiles to a charity of their choosing,” Miller said.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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