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Clothing and Textile Recycling

January Collection

Look out for your tag and bag which will be attached to your blue bin in January. The bag will be collected two weeks later on your next recycling day.

Quite Simply 

Instructions for textile service

 Yes Please
 No Thank You

All clothing
Paired shoes & socks
Paired boots, wellies & slippers
Hats, scarves & gloves
Coats & jackets
Woolen items
Handbags & belts
Clean underwear
Bed linen & blankets
Sheets & pillow cases
Curtains
Table cloths
Towels & tea towels
Stuffed toys

Quilts
Duvets
Pillows
Cushions
Sleeping bags
Rags

Books and DVDs can also be placed out in a separate clear bag and we will take these away to be recycled too.

Why are we doing it?
Past analysis of rubbish bins in Kettering Borough revealed hundreds of tonnes of clothing and textiles end up in landfill every year. This costs the Kettering taxpayer thousands of pounds in disposal fees. It is this material that the project aims to capture.

What about charity shops / textile recycling banks?
Kettering Borough Council recognises and supports the work undertaken by charity organisations to reuse and recycle unwanted clothes and textiles. We therefore strongly urge you to continue to donate to charity shops or your local textile banks where you would normally do so. We are simply asking residents to help us collect the hundreds of tones of textiles that are currently ending up in the black bin.

What happens to the textiles?
The textiles collected will be sent to a reputable reprocessing company where they will be sorted for onward use. The good quality textiles will then be sent for reuse and the other materials will be shredded and used as stuffing or industrial wipes.

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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