Borough Local Plan Submission

Our Borough Local Plan was submitted on Wednesday 31 January to the Secretary of State for examination. For more information please see our

Borough Local Plan webpage.

Clothes and textiles collections

Textiles recycling

You can now recycle old clothes and textiles with your weekly collection service. The items we collect include:

  • Old, worn clothing,
  • Socks and tights,
  • Shoes (paired),
  • Unwanted handbags,
  • Belts,
  • Knitwear,
  • Curtains,
  • Towels,
  • Bedding, blankets.

We cannot collect duvets and pillows.

To use this weekly service:

  • Place your clean, dry clothes and textiles in your pink bag,
  • If you don't have your pink bag, you can use any plastic bag. Label or write on the bag 'Textiles',
  • Place the bag next to your bins on collection day (don't place the bag in your recycling bin),
  • We can only collect one bag from each house (we cannot collect textiles from blocks of flats).

The recycling crews now collect your bags of textiles in custom made cages.

Report a missed bag

Alternatively, old clothes and textiles can be recycled in a number of ways.