Recycle Your Textiles – Kerbside!

BroxtoweBroxtowe residents will soon be able to recycle their textiles from the kerbside after proposals were approved by the Council’s Cabinet, to introduce a kerbside textile collection service.

The new service will allow residents to recycle their unwanted clothing, accessories such as belts and scarfs, paired shoes, towels, blankets, clean bedding and curtains by placing them in carrier bags and putting them out for collection alongside their kerbside glass bag or bin.

The materials will then be collected by the glass team to coincide with the four-weekly kerbside glass collections, using an existing refuse freighter which can separately collect two materials.

Portfolio Holder for Environment, Councillor Greg Marshall said: “The Council is always looking for new ways to help protect and enhance the environment for future generations. The new scheme will make recycling even easier for residents and help to ensure that valuable resources are reused and don’t end up in expensive landfills.”

The scheme is expected to start in early November 2014. The Council currently has a recycling rate of around 43% annually with a target of 50% by 2016.

“If people already recycle clothing through their local charity shop we want them to continue to do that. We hope the new scheme will help to encourage behavioural changes so that we all consider other innovative ways to help achieve our recycling targets” Councillor Marshall added.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777, email or visit

Source: Broxtowe Borough Council press release.

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4 Responses to Recycle Your Textiles – Kerbside!

  1. David W says:

    So last year the council voted to charge for garden waste collection, this year there is apparently money to extend recycling to fabrics. Not very consistent!

    • Robert B says:

      This World   The Secret Life of Your Clothes BBC …:

      maybe someone watched this video and realised how much money can be made from recycling clothes.

      • RichHartman says:

        The council advice says clothes are to be left kerbside in carrier bags. Chances are they’ll be collected by ‘others’ long before the council wagon arrives as there is money in this. Also, soon we’ll have to pay for any carrier bags, so that will give the council an income too!

  2. This sounds like a good idea, particularly for those who don’t have their own transport. How about also having a tetra pack collection?

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