Textile Recycling

Textile Recycling

Reduce and Reuse First!  

Before you recycle, check to see if your items can be repaired or reused by someone else.  The City holds a Repair Cafe with the Rockfall Foundation and RiverCOG twice a year (currently suspended due to COVID) where expert seamstresses are available to make basic repairs.  These events are usually held in the spring and the fall.  Sign up to receive recycling notifications to stay informed on future Repair Cafe events!  

Recycle Last - Drop off Boxes Locations  (PDF)

There are several options to recycle textiles in Middletown. All textiles can be recycled at a textile recycling bin at the many of the Middletown Public Schools and the Senior and Recreation Center on Durant Terrace.  Check this list of places to drop off textiles(PDF) to see if your school has a textile recycling bin.   Acceptable items include: 

  • Backpacks
  • Bedding
  • Clothing
  • Linens
  • Material
  • Pillows
  • Shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Stuffed Animals

Soiled and ripped items are acceptable. No wet, mildewed or greasy items. All proceeds from these containers go towards each individual school.  


All textiles, including soiled, stained. items with holes and single socks can be included in the mentioned programs or brought to local charities such as Salvation Army or Goodwill.  A Goodwill bin is also available at the Middletown Recycling Center.

simpletruckguyCurbside Textile Collection  -UPDATE

As of December 2021, the curbside collection has been reinstated by appointment.  Call 1-866-835-5068 to schedule a pickup or schedule online at www.simplerecycling.com.  Clothes can be placed out in any bag or box with a "Simple Recycling" label on it.  Place by the front door by 7am of the day scheduled for your pick up.  

Acceptable materials for curbside pick up include: 

  • Men’s Clothing
  • Women’s Clothing
  • Children’s Clothing
  • Coats and Jackets
  • Bedding (sheets, pillow cases, blankets, comforters)
  • Belts and ties
  • Bras
  • Hats and gloves
  • Linens
  • Sandals and slippers (in pairs)
  • Stuffed animals
  • Table linens
  • Towels
  • Undergarments
  • Shoes
  • Purses
  • Hats
  • Drapes/Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Backpacks


Contact Simple Recycling - to report any problems, ask questions or request additional bags:

  • Web Site: www.SimpleRecycling.com
  • Phone: 866.835.5068
  • Email: Info@simplerecycling.com