What to do with
Clothing & textiles
We all have clothes or textiles such as curtains, duvet covers and blankets that we don’t want any more or are past their best.
Clothes and textiles that are in good condition can be donated and sold for re-use. Items that aren’t suitable to be passed onto someone else can be recycled and made into new items, such as padding for chairs and car seats, cleaning cloths and industrial blankets.
How to recycle unwanted clothes & textiles
- Check to see if your council collects clothes and textiles to be recycled.
- Drop off your unwanted items at recycling points and clothing and textile banks in supermarket and local car parks – find your nearest one using our Recycling Locator tool.
- Donate items to charity and re-use organisations in-store or using bags that come through the door. The Charity Retail website will help you to find your nearest charity shop.
If you are fundraising for your school, church or organisations such as Girl Guides or Scouts, there are textile companies who can arrange a collection to help you to raise money for your cause.