December 13, 2023
HELPSY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RECYCLING PROGRAM
HELPSY now Providing monthly Textile Home Pick-up on Wednesdays and Three Bag Minimum
The Town of Bow is proud to continue to partner with HELPSY to offer free home pick-up of clothing and household textiles to residents. These pickups will now happen in Bow on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month, and there is a three bag minimum for each pickup. Sign ups still take less than a minute at w ww.helpsy.co/bownh. Once a timeslot is booked a driver will be scheduled to pick-up on the selected date. Clothing and textiles should be clean, dry, bagged and left outside close to the street prior to 7 am the morning of pickup.
HELPSY accepts clean, dry, and bagged textiles regardless of condition, and will accept used, stained, worn, or torn items such as clothing and accessories (including gloves, hats, belts, wallets, purses), suitcases and backpacks, shoes, towels, bedding, costumes, curtains, tablecloths, and stuffed animals. Even if you have one shoe or sock, or a broken zipper, these items are accepted by HELPSY for reuse or recycling. Items that will not be accepted include breakable houseware or glass, electronics, furniture, building material, scrap metal, appliances, mattresses, encyclopedia sets, phone books or magazines. Although used, stained and worn items are accepted, HELPSY does require the items to be clean, dry and bagged for pick up. A list of acceptable items can be found at https://bownh.gov/801/HELPSY-Clothing-and-Textiles-Pick-Up.
This Bow textile recycling program continues to be in addition to the drop-off containers at the Bow Community Building (the Bow PTO container) and the container at the Bow Mills Methodist Church, as well as other local programs that resell, reuse and/or recycle clothing and other textiles. Please continue to use these drop-off containers and programs as well. We are hoping that the convenience of the curbside pickup will encourage even more people to recycle their clothing, textiles as well as the other items described above. The home pick-up program began in Bow in May of 2022, and since that time, HELPSY has collected several thousand pounds of clothing and other textiles from Bow.
For more information contact the Town of Bow Recycling and Solid Waste Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about HELPSY municipal partnerships or to schedule a clothing drive fundraiser go to www.helpsy.co.