Soon people living in the Philadelphia region will be able to recycle their textiles with a curbside program run by Fairless Hills, Pa.-based textile recycler Community Recycling and family-owned waste hauling company George Leck and Son Inc.
As part of an agreement between the two companies, George Leck and Son will offer curbside recycling of textiles for its clients in the Philadelphia region, Montgomery County, NE Philadelphia and Southern Lehigh County areas, according to a press release from the companies.
Community Recycling collects unwanted textiles - clothes, shoes, bags, belts and other soft items - and distributes them for reuse, resale or recycling in the U.S. and abroad, the release indicates.
"Textile recycling needs to become as familiar to us all and as easy to perform as traditional curbside recycling," Lisa Pomerantz, vice president of Marketing and Business Development at Community Recycling, said in the release. "Our relationship with George Leck and Son Inc. allows thousands of residents the additional convenience of curbside recycling of their clothes, shoes, and bags/belts. It's great to find a partner who recognizes that we must make the process easy, accessible and worthwhile so that we can redefine what textile recycling looks like."