Bin collections are continuing as normal, including collections on Good Friday
Every year we are throwing away more and more textiles, most of which could be worn again.
The need to keep up with current styles means in the UK we purchase 2.15 million tonnes of new clothing and shoes each year and throw away over 1.4 million tonnes to make room for it. The production of textiles and textile waste is very damaging to the environment.
In the past clothes were always recycled, via hand me downs in families or by mending clothes to make them last longer. Now to save money and to create an individual look, more and more people are being creative with their fashion. For hints and tips, please see the following:
If your clothes can't be reused then put them in a textile bank so they can be recycled. For information on where your your local textile bank is. For doorstep collections, please view the no cold calling leaflet, available below.
Please note that clothes, shoes and textiles do not have to be in a good condition to be recycled. Those that cannot be used again will be shredded and used as stuffing for car seats, etc. Please do not put any textiles in your black bin.