Article: Austin to Continue Simple Recycling Program Despite Drop in Customers

Textile recycling is a big part of #ZeroWaste and much of that comes from clothing donations to local charities, but the City of #Austin has taken a different approach.

By contracting with Simple Recycling, local residents can now put textiles and home furnishings in special bags for curbside collection. Charities, such as Goodwill, have challenged this city contract and business model claiming their clothing donation stream has been affected.

Despite a major decrease in residential use of the Simple Recycling program since January, the City will continue the contract.

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