The lead-up to summer is when many of us refresh our wardrobes and replace old clothes and home textiles. But don’t throw out the towel or banish your boots just yet; recycle them and help save money and the environment.
Simply put clean and dry clothes and textiles in a standard-sized, tied carrier bag and leave it next to your bin on your usual collection day. There are also textiles recycling banks at your local community recycling centre.
All clothes and home textiles including towels, sheets, pairs of shoes, bags and socks can be recycled. However, stuffed items like pillows, cushions and quilts, and clothes and home textiles left in bin bags, untied carrier bags or recycling bins cannot be recycled.
Recycling all clothes and home textiles could save up to £4 million a year in Surrey, which could be spent on other vital services. It also contributes towards a better environment.