You can 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 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),
  • Do not put your bag out for collection in bad weather (we can't collect wet items).

A different vehicle is used and may come either before or after your other bins have been emptied. If a bag is not collected then let us know and put the bag out for collection on your next bin day.

Report a missed bag

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