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City launches clothing and housewares collection program

Friday, November 11, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

In news that will be a relief to those Austinites who perpetually have a bag of stuff that they mean to drive to Goodwill but never remember to put into their car until they put it in their trunk and forget about it until they need to use their trunk, the city of Austin will begin collecting clothing and housewares. Austin Resource Recovery will launch the new, free service this Dec. 5 in partnership with Simple Recycling. According to a press release about the new service, “Customers will use green bags provided by Simple Recycling to collect their items and leave them on the curb next to their blue recycling cart on their recycling collection day. When Simple Recycling collects a bag, they will leave a new bag in its place for the resident. The plastic bags will be recycled after the items are collected.” More information is online here.

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