Simple Recycling to resume clothing, shoes & accessories recycling program Monday

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 10:08am

Following a two-week suspension of service due to COVID-19, Simple Recycling will resume its collection program in Wake Forest on Monday, April 27. Anyone in need of extra bags should contact Simple Recycling directly at 866-835-5068 or

In April 2019 Simple Recycling and the Town of Wake Forest partnered to offer an initiative that allows Town sanitation customers to recycle clothing, shoes and various accessories. To kick off the program, Town sanitation customers received in the mail an orange and green-colored “Simple Recycling” postcard offering details, along with an orange bag. Customers can fill the orange bag with pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories, then set the bag out next to their recycling cart on their normal collection day. Simple Recycling drivers will pick up the bags and leave replacement bags behind.

Simple Recycling is a for-profit recycler committed to offering residents the simplest and easiest way to keep usable materials from the landfill. Items Simple Recycling will accept include men's clothing, women's clothing, children's clothing, coats and jackets, jewelry, shoes, purses, hats, toys, blankets, drapes/curtains, pillows, sleeping bags, tools, silverware, dishes, pots/pans and backpacks.

The average person throws away nearly 70 lbs. of clothing, shoes and accessories each year. By recycling these items, Wake Forest residents can keep them out of the landfill and make them available to others who can use them.

For more information, visit or contact Simple Recycling directly at 866-835-5068 or