We want to reduce the amount of clothes and textiles thrown away in Essex. It’s estimated that in each Essex home about £1,200-worth of clothes lies forgotten and unworn. This clothing could easily be reused or recycled in Essex.
Please do not dispose of textiles in your general rubbish bins – unless you have stuffed textiles such as duvets and pillows which cannot be cleaned or donated.
Think before your buy. Do you really need it? If yes, consider purchasing something pre-owned or investing in good-quality clothing that will last longer. If you are thinking of throwing something away due to a hole or frayed seam? Why not try and repair it yourself?
If you have good-quality clothing that you no longer want, please consider:
Some local councils may also offer a kerbside collection of textiles:
All curtains, blankets, bed linen, shoes and clothing. This includes: pillow cases, sheets, duvet covers, tights, underwear and odd socks. Please be aware that some bring banks limit which textiles they accept.