Textiles, Clothing and Shoes
A guide to which household textiles you can put into your pink sack for recycling collection.
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.
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.
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?
|Suitable For||Not Suitable For|
|Clothing||Oil and Grease Covered Rags|
|Bed Linen||Old Paint Sheets|
|Towels||General Non-recyclable Household waste|
|Shoes (tied in pairs)||Glass of any kind|
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.
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.
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Pink sacks are delivered to residents twice a year free of charge.