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Clothing Recycling

Effective October 21st, 2019 the City of Hartford is starting a new partnership with Simple Recycling to help residents recycle their clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Simple Recycling will mail pink plastic bags to residents. The bags can be used to place clothing and other textiles at the curb on your regular sanitation service day. Simple Recycling will come by during the day and collect all pink bags with textiles.

Acceptable materials for curbside pink bags are: 

  • Men's Clothing

  • Women's Clothing

  • Children's Clothing

  • Coats and Jackets

  • Jewelry

  • Shoes

  • Purses

  • Hats

  • Toys

  • Blankets

  • Drapes/Curtains

  • Pillows

  • Sleeping Bags

  • Tools

  • Silverware

  • Dishes

  • Pots/Pans

  • Backpacks

Contact Simple Recycling to report any problems, ask questions, or request additional bags. 

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Phone: 866.835.5068

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Department of Public Works Contact

Department of Public Works
50 Jennings Rd
Hartford, CT 06120
Office: (860) 757-9900
Fax: (860) 722-6215

Office Hours:
8:00am - 5:00pm

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM