Textile Recycling

Textile Recycling

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.  Check this list 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.

pink trash bagCurbside Textile Collection 

Effective October,2018, Middletown started a new partnership with Simple Recycling to help residents recycle their clothing, shoes and accessories curbside.

Simple Recycling mailed pink plastic bags to residents. These bags can be used to place clothing and other textiles at the curb on your regular recycling day. Simple Recycling will come by during the day and collect all pink bags with textiles. This pertains to all residents in Middletown, whether you are serviced by the City Sanitation District or a private hauler. Simple Recycling cannot collect from residents who live in multifamily complexes.    

*If you did not receive a pink bag, contact Simple Recycling or the City Recycling Coordinator to deliver you one.  Once you place items out for collection once, they will leave you bags in return.  

Acceptable materials for curbside pink bags are: 

  • 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