Monday, December 8, 2014

Recycle Your Old Clothes and Textiles

Do More Blue initiative logo. Features bold lettering and a city recycling bin.

The Town of Queen Creek, in conjunction with United Fibers, is bringing back the curbside textile recycling program. Special textile blue bags have been mailed to residents who receive the Town’s trash and recycling services. The special blue bag can be placed directly into the curbside recycling cart on the regular recycling collection day. Instructions are printed directly on the blue bag.

Additional textile bags are available for pickup at the Municipal Services Building, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The bags are also available for pickup from the following textile program community partner locations:

· The Communiversity at Queen Creek

· Queen Creek Olive Mill

· Boys and Girls Club

If you don't have a blue bag, your textiles can be dropped off in the clothing recycling bin at the Neighborhood Recycling Center on Ellsworth Road and Crewse Lane, or at the Queen Creek Olive Mill or Boys and Girls Club.

Acceptable recycle materials include clothing, jeans, towels, sheets, blankets, and shoes. The textile recycling program will run through February, 2015.The first year’s pilot program collected more than 25,000 pounds of material. The Town anticipates diverting even more textile from the landfill in this second year of the program.

Important note: Only textiles placed in the blue bag within Queen Creek’s recycling bins will be recycled. Any textiles placed loose in the can will have to be thrown away.

After sorting, weighing, and processing the bags of textiles, appropriate materials will be used to manufacture eco-friendly, 100% post-consumer home insulation. So the benefits to our environment are truly exponential.

This recycling program helps the community as well as the environment. For every pound of clothing and textiles collected, the Boys and Girls Club of Queen Creek will receive support for their youth programs.

For information on all our recycling programs, visit or call 480-358-3450.

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For the latest news about this initiative, visit this Town of QC web page.

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