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.
Source: Broxtowe Borough Council press release.