Huntingdonshire District Council has partnered with Planet Aid UK to offer residents a place to recycle their unwanted clothing and textiles. The clothes that are collected are passed onto Planet Aid UK’s long-term customer base in Africa, Pakistan and Eastern Europe. Also, as a result of your donations, thousands of jobs are created in the developing world and the amount of resources used in the production of new textiles is significantly reduced.
To find a textile recycling bank near you, visit our Recycling Centres page.
There will, however, no longer be recycling banks for small electrical items, books, CDs and DVDs. You can donate these items to your local charity shop or take them to a household recycling centre.
Cllr Robin Carter, whose executive responsibilities include Operations, said: "We are really pleased to offer residents a service where they can recycle their textiles, and we have 22 new sites throughout the district. Textiles is one of the main reasons residents have their blue bins rejected, so I would encourage you to take your textiles to one of these recycling banks."