04 Sep '12, 1pm

Curbside Textile Recycling Program is First in U.S.

Curbside Textile Recycling Program is First in U.S.

Phoenix Fibers is a closed-loop recycling company that converts textiles into environmentally-friendly home insulation. Photo: Phoenix Fibers Giving new life to old textiles just got a whole lot easier for some Arizona residents. Beginning this month, the town of Queen Creek , Ariz. will pair up with United Fibers to expand their curbside recycling service to include the collection of items like towels, clothing, blankets, sheets and shoes. Residents can recycle their textiles by simply putting them inside a special bag to be placed in their curbside recycling bins. “We’re the first municipality in the country to do curbside textile recycling,” said Ramona Simpson, project administrator for Queen Creek’s trash and recycling department. During the four-month pilot program, the textiles collected will be sorted, weighed and processed by United Fibers, then turned into eco-fr...

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