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Ribbon Cutting Set for Simple Recycling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                               

October 18, 2017

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: RIBBON CUTTING SET FOR SIMPLE RECYCLING

                                                                                                                   

WHAT:      Mayor Erin Stewart will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Simple Recycling.

WHEN:         Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2 p.m.

WHERE:        33 John St. New Britain, CT

WHO:          Mayor Erin E. Stewart

                       Bill Carroll, Economic Development Coordinator

                        Timothy Stewart, President of the New Britain Chamber of Commerce

                        Mark Moriarty, Director of Public Works

                        Adam Winfield, President of Simple Recycling

                        Officials from CT DEEP

BACKGROUND:

The City of New Britain will welcome Simple Recycling, a free curbside textile collection service, to 33 John St. on October 25th.  The recycling business out of Ohio operates in nearly 10 states and will make its debut in Connecticut in the City of New Britain.  

Simple Recycling is a for-profit curbside textile collection service that collects items such as clothing, jewelry, toys, footwear, and other textile products, and disposes of them at no charge to the customer or municipality.  Residents who are interested in receiving disposal bags may reach out directly to Simple Recycling and receive bags free of charge at any time.

The bags can be placed next to normal recycling bins and will be picked up on the same day as your normal recycling schedule.  The collected textiles will be broken down at the 33 John St. location where they will then be categorized based on condition and value. 

The City of New Britain took the lead on bringing the innovative and quickly growing business to the area.  The service will cover residencies in the surrounding communities and will initially employ 8-10 employees.  Simple Recycling will allocate a fixed portion of profit to the City of New Britain.

 

David Huck

860-826-3302

dhuck@newbritainct.gov

 

 

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