It is really easy to recycle your old clothes and textiles. To take part, simply put your clothing and textiles in a carrier bag (or white bin bag), tie up and place it next to your waste and recycling on your normal collection day.
This can either be your Blue bin or Green bin collection day.
What can be collected?
- All clothes
- Shoes, boots and slippers (paired and placed in the same bag)
- Hats, scarves and gloves
- Handbags and belts
- No wet items
- No dirty or oily items
- No duvets, quilts or sleeping bags
- No bed linen or blankets
- No pillows or cushions
- No carpets
- No curtains
- No net curtains
Only items in the 'Yes Please' column will be collected, all other items should be disposed of in the general waste bin either at home or at the Household Waste Recycling Centres.
For more information on what happens next to the waste and recycling collected, please see our dedicated Where Does it Go webpage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I put more than one carrier bag out for collection?
Space is very limited on the collection trucks therefore it is preferable if you put the items out as they become unwanted and not store them until you have several items. Don’t forget the items can be put out on either the green bin or blue bin collection day.
Why can't these unwanted items be put into the blue bin if they all go for recycling?
Textiles which are placed in the blue bin get entangled with other items which makes it very difficult for the other contents in the bin such as cans, glass and cardboard packaging to be sorted by the conveyor belts at the MRF (Materials Recycling Facility).
Can the items be left on top of the bin rather than at the side?
It is preferable to leave your items at the side of the bin rather than the top for safety reasons. Items could be knocked by passers by or blown off in the wind.