simple_recycling_logoThe City of Fairview Park has partnered with Simple Recycling for the curbside collection of clothing, shoes, textiles, and household goods. This program accepts reusable items as well as torn, stained, and otherwise irreparable clothing, linens, and non-working small appliances that are typically rejected by charities.

How It Works

Simple-RecyclingFairview Park residents place their materials curbside on Monday each week inside special bags provided by Simple Recycling. Special green tags are also available if you have household goods that are easier to box up. Simple Recycling will replenish your bag and tag supplies as you use them. To request additional bags, visit Fairview Park City Hall or contact Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068 or info@simplerecycling.com

The Simple Recycling program is a supplement to the City’s regular rubbish and recycling collection. However, please recognize this is a separate collection from the Republic green recycling carts. Please do not put clothing and textiles in your green recycling carts!

Where Do the Materials Go? 

The-Life-Cycle-of-Secondhand-Clothing

You can download the above graphic as a PDF by clicking here.

For more information about textile recycling, click here.

Donating to Charitable Organizations

Fairview Park residents who currently donate items to charity are encouraged to continue doing so. The City’s partnership with Simple Recycling is not meant to replace current donations to local charities, but rather offer residents an additional avenue for diverting recyclable materials from the landfill.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, 85% of textiles are not donated or recycled. That equates to an average of 70 pounds of textiles per person being thrown away every year. The City is asking its residents to help lower those statistics in Fairview Park.

Additional information on the Simple Recycling program is available online at www.simplerecycling.com. We suggest starting with Simple Recycling’s Frequently Asked Questions.