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Textile recycling

Every year around 350,000 tonnes of used clothing (worth £140m) gets sent to landfill in the UK!  To help reduce this, residents in Cheshire West and Chester can recycle all types of clothes and textiles using their weekly green box collection service.  We encourage everyone to support their local charity shops but to make it even easier to recycle we can collect them for you.  You can include the following items:

  • All types of clothing
  • Curtains, table clothes and bed linen
  • Old towels and flannels
  • Shoes, sandals and trainers
  • Belts, handbags and purses
  • Coats, hats, scarves and gloves
  • Clean socks and pants

All we ask is that you put textiles in a plastic bag to keep them clean and dry.  This helps make sure more of the items can be re-used.  Please place bags in or next to your green recycling box. 

It doesnt matter if your textiles are old, stained or worn out - even material which is too damaged to be re-used can be shredded down for recycling to make industrial cleaning clothes or material which can be used for stuffing cushions and car seats.