Recycling your textiles from home
Why bin your old clothes and home textiles when it's easy to bag them? You can recycle your clothes and textiles using our kerbside collection service. Alternatively, you can also take textiles and shoes to Community Recycling Centres.
We collect clothes and home textiles fortnightly as part of our normal kerbside collection service.
How to recycle your textiles from home
Step 1) Sort through your wardrobes and cupboards at home to find any unwanted clothes, shoes and other textiles. We can accept the following items for recycling:
clothes, such as jumpers, jeans and coats
home textiles, such as sheets and towels
pairs of shoes
accessories, such as bags and belts
We can't accept the following items for recycling:
pillows and cushions
Step 2) Put your unwanted textiles into a plastic carrier bag to keep them dry and label the bag 'textiles'.
All items should be clean.
Step 3) Place your bag of textiles next to your green bin on your recycling collection day.
Please do not put your bag of textiles in your green bin.
If you are having a big clear out, please take your items to a community recycling centre as there is limited space on the collection vehicles.
What do my clothes become?
Clothes and home textiles are either sorted to be worn and used again in the UK or abroad, or recycled into useful products such as felt, insulation or stuffing.
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