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ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The city of Allentown is testing out a new program to make recycling some items easier.

Starting Friday, residents can recycle clothing and electronics from their doorstep. All you have to do is send a text to schedule an appointment.

The service is being offered through a one-year pilot program with retrievr, a software service for curbside recycling, according to a news release from the city.

The service is free for most items, but there are fees to collect TVs and CRT computer monitors.

Here's how you can participate:

  • Visit retrievr.com or text PICKUP to 757-70-FETCH (757-703-3824) to schedule your pickup date
  • If you’d like to earn a reward for your pickup, you can send in pictures of “like-new” items that you will be recycling
  • On your pickup day, set out your electronics and bagged clothing on your porch or next to your front door
  • The retrievr truck will collect it