It’s no secret I love living in the Triangle and one of the big reasons is all the fun events that are happening all the time! Check out my picks for May and keep reading for other local news including a new program in Raleigh that helps you recycle old clothes without leaving your home!
May 11: North Hills Wine Walk
May 18-19: Artsplosure in Downtown Raleigh
May 18: Town of Morrisville Spring Fest
May 18: Spring Fling Adult Egg Hunt at Dix Park in Raleigh (Rain Date)
May 23: NC Beer Mile in Cary
May 24-26: Animazement at Raleigh Convention Center
May 31: Hootie & The Blowfish
With all the events in May, it may be hard to find the time to get rid of your old clothes but I have some good news – you can now recycle old clothes without ever leaving your driveway.
I got the skinny from the News & Observer article that you can read here but this is what you need to know.
Raleigh has launched a new textile recycling program. If you have curbside recycling with the city, you can put your old clothes, shoes, and other textiles in a special orange bag and place the bag next to your blue recycling bin. Then Simple Recycling, which is partnering with Raleigh on the project, will pick up the bags and leave a new bag tied to your recycling cart for you to use next time.
Simple Recycling is an Ohio-based for-profit organization that takes recycled textiles to its sorting facility where “top quality materials” are resold to thrift outlets and some items are “exported to international markets”. Unusable items are processed for raw materials. The program is in place to help keep textiles that can be recycled out of our landfills.
This program is not meant to divert donated clothes from charitable organizations, it is meant to help those who are unable to transport donations themselves or who choose not to donate.