Community Recycling Launches New Video About Curbside Pick Up Service With George Leck and Son

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Hear it straight from the Shapiro Family: “It is so convenient!”

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“With five kids, recycling our clothes is important or else our house would be filled with clothes,” said Barry Shapiro, dad, husband and recycler. “They are growing like weeds.

Community Recycling, a for-profit recycler of textiles, announced their latest video for residential curbside pick up of clothing recycling in the US. Community Recycling has collaborated with George Leck and Son, (dba Leck Waste Services) a Bucks County PA based hauler, to capture the clothes, shoes, bags, belts and other goods from the residences in the surrounding area. Together, they represent the first curbside pick up of clothing recycling for reuse in the nation! To keep with the timing of spring-cleaning and Earth Month, the two companies set off to highlight a participating family and raise the bar on education and awareness.

Enter the Shapiro clan of Newtown, Pennsylvania. “With five kids, recycling our clothes is important or else our house would be filled with clothes,” said Barry Shapiro, dad, husband and recycler. “They are growing like weeds.”

“We are continually working hard to make going green easier and easier for our residential customers,” said Tina Leck. “We have partnered with Community Recycling in an effort to reduce the problem of clothing entering the waste stream, while elevating awareness for the need to consistently participate in recycling for reuse.”

Community Recycling holds REUSE at the core of their mission, literally reinventing how people do clothing recycling. The US EPA estimates that only 15% of US residents participate in clothing recycling of some kind. Leck Waste Services and Community Recycling are trying to make convenience a major motivator for clothing recycling at home and close the gap on those not yet in the know.

“We knew collaborating with Leck Waste Services was going to increase the opportunity for residents in the Bucks County region to join us in our movement of REUSE and focus on People Recycling for People, said Lisa Pomerantz, VP of Marketing and Business Development for Community Recycling. “When we all make the choice to reuse, we impact lives all over the world and make the planet happier.”

Community Recycling has a unique approach to all the ways they recycle clothes. They have baked the tools of social media into the DNA of all their programs with content that is visual, fun, engaging and enlightening. This video adds to the mix of offerings, social connectivity, convenience, transparency, and an overall good feeling for choosing to reuse.

As we enter into the room of Brandon Shapiro, we see a long line of athletic shoes in awesome condition. “I don’t ever wear ‘em,” said Brandon, “so I might as well recycle them for someone who might need them.”

Now that’s a winning attitude for certain! Make sure to check out this new video and learn more ways to recycle your clothes and other things with Community Recycling and Leck Waste Services.

Community Recycling is proud to be a for-profit textile recycler with a focus on REUSE. They have flipped the recycling triangle upside down and have mastered the most powerful ‘R,’ REUSE, with more than 98% of the goods collected destined for REUSE here and around the world. Engaging people in the communities where they live is essential to making the recycling process as convenient as possible. Community Recycling is effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing, shoes and other secondhand things from landfills, generating new revenue streams for municipalities, townships, boroughs, commercial retail locations, schools, charities, thrifts; and fueling local economies by creating jobs both here and in emerging countries. Visit us at for more information and please join us as one of our People Recycling for People.

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