Textile recycling begins in borough

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NAUGATUCK — Residents can now recycle clothing, shoes and more at the curbside.

In February, the Board of Mayor and Burgesses approved a five-year contract with Ohio-based Simple Recycling for textile recycling. The program went into effect Nov. 4.

Director of Public Works James Stewart said residents can recycle clothing, cooking appliances, toys, sleeping bags, curtains, hats and dishes. The items will be collected by Simple Recycling on residents’ regular recycling days.

Residents will get two bags per household to recycle the items. The bags will be replaced during the scheduled pickup day. Residents can get extra recycle bags at the recycling center on Rubber Avenue on Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 am to 2 p.m. and the Public Works Department, 246 Rubber Ave., during office hours.

Under the contract, Simple Recycling will pay the borough $20 per ton of items collected.