Every year an estimated 336,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK. There is absolutely no need for any clothing or textiles to make its way into the grey rubbish bin.
Blue recycling bin
We will collect mixed textiles and clothes with your blue bin collection. You must put all items of clothing in clear plastic bags or sacks, or in labelled plastic bags and place them next to the blue top bin on your collection day.
We will collect them the day after your normal recycling collection takes place.
If your textiles have not been collected by the end of the day after your usual recycling collection, please report a missed collection.
The charity TRAID collects unwanted clothes and textiles direct from your door. Simply book a collection time and date that suits you and one of their drivers will pick up your donation from you.
You can donate unwanted clothes, including shoes, accessories and linen, as long as it is in clean condition. Please note, they cannot collect duvets or pillows.
By donating your old unwanted textiles to TRAID, you are taking them out of the waste stream and preventing fly tipping within your area.
How to book
You can book a free collection with TRAID by:
Love Your Clothes
Love Your Clothes was launched in 2014 to address the landfill issue and to help inspire and influence people to make small conscious changes to reduce the impact of clothes on the environment.
It aims to improve the sustainability of clothing, reduce the environmental impact of clothing and increase the active life of the clothes we wear.
Love Your Clothes provides help and advice on:
- buying clothes
- care & repair
- refashion & upcycle
- unwanted clothes
Get involved and find out how you can Love your clothes
Other ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle clothes
Learn how to extend the life of your clothes by repairing and upcycling them. West London Waste has some great tips and run regular workshops.
Take the #SecondHandFirst pledge. If you are looking for something new to wear, consider charity shops or second-hand websites, such as: