A new curbside recycling program has begun in Pearland.
Pearland residents are able to recycle unwanted clothing, shoes and home goods. Beginning March 27, Keep Pearland Beautiful has partnered with a vendor to provide free curbside textile recycling once a week on a resident’s regular recycling collection day.
Residents will receive specialized orange collections bags in the mail to separate the textile recycling from their regular recycling. Items must be placed in these bags to be picked up and the bags must not weigh more than 50 pounds.
Acceptable items are as follows: clothing, shoes, sandals and slippers, hats and gloves, handbags and purses, Halloween costumes, stuffed animals, sleeping bags, pet beds and clothing, bedding and pillows, linens, curtains/draperies, and household goods.
If the clothes are wearable, clean and in good shape, the City of Pearland and KPB encourage residents to donate items to a local charitable organization first. This program only targets the textiles going into landfills, not items being donated to charities, churches, non-profits and other organizations.
Items can also be dropped off at the labeled bin at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center, operated by KPB and located at 5800 Magnolia Road in Pearland.
For a complete list of items, or for more information, visit mykpb.org.
Story by Karolyn Gephart