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Textiles Recycling

We no longer collect textiles at the kerbside and your recycling box (with a lid) should be used for papers and magazines only.

We have found that textiles collected in this way become contaminated, and pairs of shoes become separated, which means we cannot send them to be re-used. 

You can still take textiles to your local recycling centre.

Clothing that can be reused

Check for any local community events. Some local community organisations arrange clothes recycling events, where community organisations can raise money with the clothes you donate.

You can take good quality textiles, including clothes and shoes that can be reused, to charity shops and clothing banks.

Clothing not fit for reuse

Some clothing banks and supermarket banks will accept worn out or damaged textiles.

We are aware that some retailers offer recycling schemes where you can receive a discount in store when you recycle textiles or shoes. This includes M&S, H&M and Schuh.

Please visit their websites for more information.