Simple Recycling Curbside Textile Recycling Ends Operations in The Woodlands

By: The Woodlands Township
| Published 11/10/2020

Curbside pickup of used textiles and clothing will end in The Woodlands as of November 20, 2020.

THE WOODLANDS, TX - Curbside pickup of Simple Recycling in The Woodlands will end on November 20, 2020. Citing financial impacts from COVID-19, Simple Recycling is ceasing curbside service in The Woodlands and similar operations in more than 30 cities and towns across Texas. Since 2017, The Woodlands Township has contracted with Simple Recycling to provide residential curbside collection and recycling of textiles and small household goods.

Also known as the “Orange Bag Program,” Simple Recycling’s collections diverted over 60 tons of material annually away from the landfill, at no cost to the Township. Currently, no other companies in Texas provide no-call curbside textile collection and recycling. However, residents still have a variety of options in the community for donating textiles and small household goods.

The Woodlands Township maintains a Donation Guide with contact information for local charities that provide free pickup by appointment. Unusable textiles, such as rags or torn or stained clothing, should be placed in the trash or repurposed, never placed in the recycle cart.

For more information on recycling opportunities in The Woodlands, please contact The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department at 281.210.3800, or by email to

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