Residents may bring textiles (and other items, listed below) to the Yard Waste and Recycling Center and place in the Bay State Textile Bin. The Yard Waste and Recycling Center is located at 25 Brixton Street. A valid residential yard waste and recycling permit is required to use this service. Please visit the webpage for facility hours.
Did you know?
Textiles comprise of about 5% of Municipal Solid Waste. According to Bay State Textiles, 95 percent of textiles can be reused or recycled, but Connecticut residents are only recycling 15 percent of all unwanted textiles. Every year in Connecticut, over 200 million pounds of textiles are disposed of at incinerators or landfills.
As an added bonus, the town will receive a $100 rebate from Bay State Textiles for each ton of textiles recycled.
Items that can be recycled include: bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, comforters, belts, boots, coats, curtains, draperies, dresses, flip flops, hats, jackets, jeans, jerseys, pajamas, pants, purses, shirts, shoes, shorts, skirts, socks, stuffed animals, suits, sweaters, sweatpants, sweatshirts, table linens, ties, and undergarments. Worn, torn, ripped, and stained items are also acceptable.
"With good stewardship of our waste, by diverting these items from the general waste stream, the town will see lower waste disposal cost," noted John Phillips.