Textiles, clothing, shoes and accessories recycling - weekly collection


Weekly textiles, clothing, shoes and accessories recycling

Leave your bins in a clearly visible place at the edge of your property by 6.30am on collection day. We work as normal on bank holiday Mondays and Good Friday. What if a collection is missed?

Picture of clear bag with textiles and shoes in it for recycling

Please leave textiles, clothing, shoes and accessories out for recycling in a clear, sealed, labelled bag next to your other recycling.

You can recycle:

  • Clothes
  • Home textiles such as curtains quilt-covers, pillow-cases etc (not the pillows, duvets or cushions themselves please - just the covers)
  • Paired shoes
  • Bags and belts


  • DON'T put your textiles in your green recycling bin. They can't be easily separated from the other stuff, and may lead to the whole load being rejected. Right thing, right bin.
  • DON'T leave your textiles out for us in a charity bag. Due to the risk of us collecting genuine charity donations in error, our staff are instructed not to take charity bags.

Please don't recycle:

  • Pillows, duvets and cushions - we can only recycle the covers
  • Heavily soiled or worn items

Quick guide to recycling

Where can I recycle it?

What if the Council can't recycle it?


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PDF icon Guide to Simply Weekly Recycling4.72 MB