Soft Recycling Program

Hudson City Council authorized implementing a Soft Recycling Program throughout the community. In partnership with Simple Recycling Services, Hudson provides a way to recycle clothing, bedding, kitchenware, and other small items curbside.

There is an international market for these goods, and recycling reduces the amount of textile waste in landfills. The top quality materials will be resold to local thrift outlets, mid-grade materials exported to international markets, and unusable items processed for raw materials.

Simple Recycling will provide information to residents in the coming months about the new program. Participation is entirely voluntary. 

How Does it Work?

Simple Recycling will provide special recycling bags to individuals who request to participate. Soft recycling items should be placed in the special bags and put out on the curb the same day of your trash pickup. Do not place the bags inside other recycling bins. The soft recyclables will be picked up by a Simple Recycling truck, not by your trash hauler.

Items that will be collected in this program include:

  • Clothing
  • Coats/jackets
  • Drapes/curtains
  • Dishes
  • Pots/pans
  • Backpacks
  • Footwear
  • Bedding
  • Books
  • Handbags
  • Kitchenware
  • Linens
  • Jewelry
  • Pillows
  • Stuffed animals
  • Tools
  • Towels
  • Toys
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The following items CANNOT be recycled through this program

  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Tires
  • Paint
  • Carpeting
  • Mattresses
  • Traditional recyclables
  • Hazardous waste
There is no limit to the amount you recycle, but all items must be placed inside the designated soft recycling bags. Contact Simple Recycling for additional bags.
    For more information about the Soft Recycling Program call Simple Recycling at 866-835-5068, or email