As of June, 2021, Simple Recycling has re-launched their program with a few changes.*
*Simple Recycling will no longer make pick-ups on your normal rubbish/recycling day at the curb. Residents will now have to schedule their pick-up by calling them at 1-866-835-5068 or visiting their website www.SimpleRecycling.com
Once the pick-up has been scheduled, residents are to place their items for pick-up, in their own bags/boxes, as Simple Recycling will no longer be providing bags, and place them on their front steps/porch for pick up.
The Village has an agreement with Simple Recycling for the collection of “soft materials." This service is provided at no cost to the Village and does not replace our normal recycling program.
The term “soft recyclable” means items of an individual weight less than fifty (50) pounds and can be carried by one person. Soft Recyclables include primarily men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as items such as jewelry, shoes, purses, hats, toys, pictures, mirrors, blankets, drapes and curtains, pillows, rags, sewing scraps, sleeping bags, small furniture, small appliances, irons, radios and audio equipment, TVs and video equipment, cameras, lamps, hairdryers, tools, toaster, microwaves, coffee makers, computers and household or consumer electronics, silverware, dishes, pots and pans, glasses and the like.
Items picked- up by Simple Recycling cannot be used as a tax deduction; if you want the tax deduction, they absolutely encourage you to donate those items. Simple Recycling is simply trying to cut down on the 85% of clothing that still ends up in landfills because they are thrown away instead of donated.