The City of Ypsilanti is pleased to announce its partnership with Simple Recycling. The curbside recycling program provides the Ypsilanti community with a free and easy way to dispose clothing and household items. The Simple Recycling program kicked off in October 2015.
Each household received a packet from Simple Recycling that included two bags. Residents may gather items accepted by the program and place them curbside on their regular trash day. Simple Recycling will replenish bags at the time of collection. If residents are in need of additional bags, contact Simple Recycling directly. The City also has a limited supply at DPS and the City Clerk's Office.
Items accepted by the Simple Recycling program include: clothing, sheets, pillows and pillow cases, blankets, comforters, belts, ties, books, shoes, curtains, purses, hats, kitchenware, pet beds, stuffed animals, tools and toys.
This program allows Ypsilanti to remain committed to caring for the environment by keeping clothing and household items out of landfills. However, this program is not meant to serve as a replacement for donations to charities and nonprofit organizations.
Simple Recycling also does not interfere with the City’s recycling and yard waste collection services. This program is only meant to provide Ypsilanti residents with another option for disposing clothing and household items that they no longer wish to keep.