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Elgin, Ill., Could Soon Offer Free Curbside Clothing, Household Item Recycling Services

The services would be part of a three-year agreement with Simple Recycling.

Earlier this week, the Elgin, Ill., City Council discussed a possible three-year agreement with Simple Recycling, which would provide residents with free curbside clothing and household item recycling services.

If the agreement is approved and finalized, Simple Recycling would mail special drawstring bags and program instructions to residents, who would simply place their items in the provided bags and drop them at the curb for pickup on their regular garbage collection day.

Elgin Courier-News has more details:

Elgin is considering offering a service that provides a curbside way for residents to part with unwanted clothing and small household items, even if those items are tattered or broken.

Wednesday night the City Council is set to discuss a three-year agreement with Ohio-based Simple Recycling. The program would be free to residents and to the city. The final vote most likely would be in two weeks.

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