Clearing out your unwanted clothes? Bring them, don’t bin them!
Did you know you can recycle clean, dry clothes, footwear and home textiles at some of our recycling centres?
In Surrey last year, more than 10,000 tonnes of clothes and home textiles that could have been reused or recycled were thrown away, including shirts, coats, towels, pairs of shoes and bags.
But if you bring your unwanted clothes and home textiles to one of our recycling banks, your donated items will be sorted to be worn again in the UK or abroad, or recycled into other products like felt, insulation or stuffing.
So if you’re having a spring clean, please take your clothes and textiles of one of the recycling centres that accept them – our website lists your nearest sites.
It’s all part of our drive to increase textile recycling and cut the amount of clothes and home textiles being put in the bin and then in landfill.