The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Textile Recycling Program

The Village of Oak Park offers collection of used textiles and small household items. The service provided by Simple Recycling is free to residents.

How It Works

When cleaning out your closets, collect your old clothing, textiles and other small household items and then schedule a free pickup with Simple Recycling. Free pickups can be scheduled online through Simple Recycling’s website at or by phone at 866.835-5068. Then simply fill any bag or box, label it, and place it outside your front door by 7:30 a.m. on the scheduled pickup day.

The textile recycling program does not target clothing donations to charities; rather it is aimed at diverting clothing and home goods placed in curbside trash away from landfills. According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study, more than 84% of old clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, and textile items end up in a landfill or an incinerator.