Pink Bag - Simple Recycling Curbside Collections

On June 20, 2017, Natick launched a new curbside recycling program for clothing and a variety of household goods. This program is in addition to Natick’s current recycling program and textile drop-off bins. The free program is run by Simple Recycling in cooperation with Natick’s Department of Public Works and does not require enrollment.

How the Program Works

Step 1

Residents receive free pink collection bags from Simple Recycling. Additional bags can be requested at or by calling 866.835.5068. Note, the Natick Department of Public Works is not responsible for distributing additional pink collection bags.

Step 2

Residents fill pink collection bags with used clothing and a variety of home goods (see below for a detailed list of acceptable items).

Step 3

Residents place the pink bags at the curb on their recycling day, at least 3 feet from their recycling tote. The pink bags should not be placed in or on top of recycling totes.

Step 4

Simple Recycling will collect the bags for recycling using a separate truck. They will not be collected by Natick’s recycling trucks and will be collected at a different time than recycling totes. If your bags are not picked up on your scheduled recycling day, contact Simple Recycling via, 866.835.5068 or Natick’s Department of Public Works is not responsible for collecting the pink Simple Recycling bags.

Pink Bag Program Curbside Collections

 What you can put in your PINK bag?

All items placed in the bags must be dry and odor-free, however materials do not need to be in “new” or “resale” condition. Materials will be sorted based on quality and condition. High quality materials may be resold and “unusable” items will be processed for raw materials.

The list of acceptable items below includes an overview of the types of items you can place in your pink Simple Recycling collection bags. Pink Bag - Simple Recycling Program Flyer

Clothing & Accessories

  • All clothing including coats
  • Shoes
  • Accessories (jewelry, hats, belts, purses, backpacks)

Kitchenware & Appliances

  • Silverware, dishes, glasses, pots and pans
  • Microwaves*, toaster ovens*, coffee makers*, blenders*
  • Irons* and hair dryers*
  • Radios*

Home Goods

  • Lamps*, mirrors*, small furniture*
  • Drapes/curtains
  • Blankets, pillows and sleeping bags
  • Other small home goods that can fit in the bag


  • Tools*, toys*, books, pictures

*Please consider using a PINK bag as an alternative to a bulk pickup

 Need more bags? Have Questions?

Visit call 866.835.5068

Textile Collection Boxes

In addition to Simple Recycling’s curbside collection program, Natick also offers residents and businesses with the opportunity to recycle textiles at drop-off locations throughout the town. Any clothing items, shoes, or linens may be placed in these collection boxes as long as they are not wet, moldy or contaminated with oil or hazardous substances. Home goods cannot be placed in these textile collection boxes.  Additional information regarding Textile Collection Boxes can be found at: