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Textiles, Clothing and Shoes

A guide to which household textiles you can put into your pink sack for recycling collection.


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Make sure your pink sack is securely tied up and placed outside your property by 7.30am on the day of collection.

There is no limit to the number of pink sacks that can be put out for each collection but remember to crush items as much as possible before placing them into the sack.

Please wrap sharp items and dispose of any needles in a safe and responsible manner through a needle exchange or via your local health centre.

Assisted Collections

If you are unable to get waste and recycling to your collection point, please contact our customer services to check if you're eligible for assisted collections. This service is available to anyone experiencing difficulties due to an impairment.

Textiles Label

Put all textiles including old clothing, shoes and handbags into a pink sack on their own with a clear label saying 'Textiles'.

What goes in your pink sack?

Green Tick Suitable ForRed Cross Not Suitable For
ClothingOil and Grease Covered Rags
Bed LinenOld Paint Sheets
BlanketsMuddy Rags
TowelsGeneral Non-recyclable Household waste
Shoes (tied in pairs)Glass of any kind
HandbagsMicrowave Trays
 Plastic Toys
 Garden Furniture
 Food Waste
 Garden Waste

All textiles, clothing, shoes and handbags collected by us are sent to a registered and licensed textiles broker who decides on the best method of recycling.

Depending on the quality of the item this could be either resale or re-use or used in recycling into other products.

Contamination Stickers

Your bag will not be collected if it is found to contain items that cannot be recycled.

It will instead be marked with a Contamination Sticker with advise on what must be done before the sack can be accepted.

Need more pink sacks?

Order online: Order Pink sacks

Pink sacks are delivered to residents twice a year free of charge.

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