New Curbside Textile Recycling Option Set to Roll Out Week of August 13

Recycling old clothes, linens, dishes and small household appliances will soon be easier, with the start of Anderson’s new recycling program scheduled to roll out the week of August 13. 

Through this new free program, Anderson Township residents will have the option to place textiles, small toys, curtains, backpacks and more at the curb on their designated Rumpke recycling day. 

Before August 13, Simple Recycling will send out two postcards. The second will come with special orange bags  to most township households and will explain the service. The company is a for-profit entity and is contracted by the township for curbside textile recycling collections. 

According to Sonny Wilkins, vice president of Simple Recycling’s municipal relations, due to mailing accuracy issues, there will be some households who will not receive the postcards and bags in the mail. If you have not received your bags by August 8, go to www.SimpleRecycling.com. There’s a simple form to fill out and bags will be dropped off at your home, Wilkins said. Or call Simple Recycling’s customer service line at 1-866-835-5068 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on weekdays.

Township residents living in apartments or condominiums who do not have curbside trash pickup will find a designated container at the township’s 24/7 Drop-Off Recycling center at 7954 Beechmont Ave.

Here’s how the program will work:

  • Fill your provided Simple Recycling bags

  • Set the orange bags out with your trash on your Rumpke trash day

  • Take care not to place orange recycling bags in with your regular trash, as the recycling is picked up separately

  • Order more bags at SimpleRecycling.com

Simple Recycling accepts textiles in ripped or dirty condition. However, do not recycle clothing or fabric items that are moldy or wet. Items that can be placed in a recycling bag include:

    • Men, women and children’s clothing

    • Coats and jackets

    • Shoes

    • Purses

    • Hats

    • Blankets

    • Drapes/curtains

    • Pillows

    • Sleeping Bags, backpacks, toys. dishes

Recycle other items including plastics, glass, paper and more at the curb through the township’s recycling program or call Rumpke at 1-800-828-8171 for details. Visit the largest drop-off recycling site in Greater Cincinnati at 7954 Beechmont Ave.