Residents Will Be Able To Recycle Clothing

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  BRICK – Do you have a pile of clothes that you no longer wear or need? Well now is the time to clean out your closet!

  Mayor John G. Ducey has announced the Township’s partnership with Helpsy providing a free and easy home pickup for locals to recycle their clothes.

  The company has partnered with several municipalities and organizations throughout 11 states with the goal of keeping clothes out of landfills by collecting unwanted clothing and other textiles.

  Last year, Helpsy obtained nearly 30 million pounds of textiles from landfills through a mixture of clothing drives, home pickups, thrift store partners and clothing receptacles.

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  “Helpsy’s mission is to keep clothes out of the trash,” said Dan Green, Co-Founder and CEO of Helpsy. “We are dedicated to changing the way people think about clothing recycling while adhering to the highest level of social and environmental performance.”

  Textile waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Textile waste also occupies about 5% of all landfill space.

  “We are excited to begin this partnership with Helpsy and I am confident that the residents of Brick Township will support this team effort to keep unwanted textiles from filling our local landfills,” Mayor Ducey said. “In addition to the environmental benefits, reducing the amount of material that we put into landfills saves tax dollars.”

  Municipalities must pay at the county landfill per ton that they ship there. That’s why towns work toward spreading the word about recycling.

  Brick Township has become the 23rd town to partner with Helpsy, providing a free home pickup service. In addition, Brick joins Toms River as the second municipality in New Jersey in making it as easy as possible for residents to responsibly dispose of their unwanted clothing.

  Pickups in Brick begin August 19 and will take place weekly on Fridays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. To recycle bagged and clean clothing, residents can sign up at helpsy.co/bricknj or can call 1-800-244-6350.

  For more information about Brick’s Recycling Programs and Helpsy’s municipal partnerships, residents can contact the Brick Townships Department of Public Works at 732-451-4060 ext. 4066 or visit helpsy.co.