The Village of Schaumburg, in partnership with Simple Recycling, now offers residents free curbside collection of used textiles and small household items.
The textile recycling collection program helps reduce pollution at no cost to residents while increasing energy savings to the village. Residents who receive curbside recycling collection from the Village of Schaumburg are eligible for this service. The orange collection bags, available at several municipal buildings including Village Hall and Engineering & Public Works, can be filled with items such as clothing, coats, shoes, bedding and home goods in any condition. For a list of eligible items, visit http://bit.ly/2MVeEbq.
Bags can be conveniently placed curbside on the same day as normal garbage and recycling collection and will be picked up by Simple Recycling trucks free of charge. Once Simple Recycling collects bags from a residence, collection staff will leave replacement bags tied to the recycling cart or front door.
For missed pickups, residents should go to www.simplerecycling.com and fill out the missed pickup form or call (866) 835-5068.
The curbside textile recycling program does not target clothing donations to charities; rather it is aimed at diverting clothing and home goods placed in curbside trash away from landfills. According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study, more than 84 percent of old clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, and textile items end up in a landfill or an incinerator.
For more information about the Simple Recycling program, residents can call (866) 835-5068 or visit www.simplerecycling.com.