Recycling Clothing and Textiles

IMPORTANT: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the collection of the orange "Simple Recycling" bags has been temporarily suspended until further notice. It is likely that this collection service will not resume for the remainder of 2020; however, updates will be provided as information is received. Residents will be notified when collection does resume like normal again. Please visit Simple Recycling and contact them directly for additional information.

The City of Lansing has partnered with Simple Recycling, a company that collects clothing, shoes, textiles and household goods for recycling and reuse. Lansing residents can set these materials out at the curbside on their normal city recycling day. Simple Recycling provides special orange bags and tags that residents must use for their items to be collected.

How do I request bags?


Contact Simple Recycling either by phone at 866-835-5068 or by email at info@simplerecycling.com.

Additional information on where recycled clothing, textiles and household goods go after collection.

These types of items can also be donated at the following places:

NOTE: Please remember that this is a separate collection service from the City of Lansing's green recycling carts. Clothing, textiles and household goods should not be placed in your regular green recycling cart unless they are qualified as an accepted recyclable item.
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