City of Austin Wants Feedback on Curbside Clothing Recycling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) invites curbside customers to provide feedback at two upcoming stakeholder meetings regarding the clothing recycling service operated by Simple Recycling. The Simple Recycling service allows Austinites to set unwanted textiles and housewares at the curb for collection. The service accepts clothing, shoes, accessories, fabrics scraps, stuffed toys, linens, tools, toys, hats, purses, kitchenware and books for recycling on the same day as customers’ regular recycling day.
ARR is seeking feedback from customers who have used the Simple Recycling service as well as those who have not. The responses gathered from these meetings will be used to inform future curbside textile and housewares recycling service modifications or enhancements. The meetings are free and open to the public.
Clothing and Housewares Recycling Open Houses
Saturday, June 30
2 - 4 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Branch Library
211 E William Cannon Dr.
Customers are invited to share their experience and feedback regarding the ease of use, frequency and other aspects of the Simple Recycling service. The meetings will be a come-and-go open house format. Customers can quickly provide their feedback, get their questions answered, pick up additional Simple Recycling bags and go. It is not necessary to attend for the entire meeting time. Kid’s activities will be available.
Customers who are unable to attend either of the meetings are invited to provide their input electronically by taking this survey.
A 2015 study found that ARR curbside customers send approximately 6.6 million pounds of textiles to Austin landfills each year. Austin Resource Recovery launched the service on Dec. 5, 2016, and to date, Simple Recycling has collected approximately 675,000 pounds of clothing and housewares.