Curbside Textile Recycling


Donate First

Residents are encouraged to donate clothing and housewares that are in good condition to a local charity. Check the Donation Guide for a list of charities in The Woodlands and surrounding areas that accept donations.

The average American throws away 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles every year; only 15 percent are donated (EPA). For The Woodlands that amounts to 3,300 tons annually. That is seven percent of our municipal waste. In an effort to help this growing problem, The Woodlands Township has partnered with Simple Recycling to offer curbside pickup of clothing, shoes, textiles and small household items.

Simple Recycling is a for-profit recycler committed to offering residents a convenient way to keep usable materials from the landfill. The program is free of charge and simple to use.

Step 1: Place clothing, shoes and home goods into the orange bags provided by Simple Recycling. Simple Recycling will also provide residents with tags for larger items that will not fit inside the bags. You can request additional bags at

Step 2: Place your bags at the curb on your normal service day by 7 a.m. See the The Woodlands Trash and Recycling Service Map Viewer to determine your service day. Simple Recycling materials should be placed at least 4’ away from your trash and recycling carts.

Step 3: A Simple Recycling truck will collect the bags and recycle the items for reuse. A replacement bag will be left for you.

Items accepted curbside by Simple Recycling

Men's, women's, children's clothing Jewelry Purses Toys Mirrors
Coats and jackets Shoes Hats Pictures Blankets
Drapes/Curtains Small Furniture Radios Tools Pots/Pans
Pillows Small Appliances, 
such as toasters, microwaves and coffeemakers
Lamps Silverware Glasses
Sleeping Bags Irons Hairdryers Dishes Backpacks

Collection Schedule, Missed Pick-Up or Unresolved Service Issues

  • Click here to determine service day.
  • To report a missed textile bag pickup or to order additional bags, call Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068.
  • To report unresolved service issues, please contact The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department at 281-210-3800.