New recycling service makes money from the clothes you throw away
At a penny a pound the City of Lansing may have found easy money out of what you throw away.
In the first few weeks of using an Ohio-based company, Simple Recycling, to haul away clothes and some household items, nearly 36,000 pounds of material was picked up, according to Lori Welch, environmental specialist for the City of Lansing. That means about $360 for the city. At that rate nearly $10,000 in cash could flow into the city’s coffers in a year, eliminating tens of thousands of pounds of perfectly usable items from being buried.
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