Residents in Bridlington and Driffield are being encouraged to join a summer campaign to boost the recycling of clothes, bedding, shoes and other textiles.
Waste and recycling officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be holding a series of textile amnesty events, inviting residents to bring along their old duvets, sheets, towels, clothes and shoes so they can be recycled and disposed of properly.
Collection events will be held in Bridlington on Tuesday 23 July and in Driffield on Tuesday 30 July, at different locations in both towns.
The aim of the textile amnesties is to encourage residents not to place any textile items in their household bins, as they can’t be recycled that way.
Instead, residents are asked to take them to clothing banks, charity shops and household waste recycling sites (tips).
Currently in the East Riding, textiles make up 8% of the waste put in blue bins and 6.5% of waste put in green bins.
So the waste and recycling officers are hoping the amnesty events will help to spread the message and help residents to recycle even more.
Councillor Chris Matthews, the council’s portfolio holder for strategic management, said: “We would like residents’ help in keeping clothing and bedding out of household bins and into recycling banks and charity shops.
“Residents in the East Riding are the best recyclers in the country so I hope they will support our campaign and help us recycle even more textiles.”
The waste and recycling officers will be at the following locations in Bridlington on Tuesday 23 July - just look out for the recycling van:
They will be in Driffield on Tuesday 30 July at the following locations - just look out for the recycling van:
The waste and recycling officers are looking to donate some of the collected duvets, blankets and towels to local charities, such as animal shelters.
If any local charity or organisation is collecting these items please contact the council’s waste and recycling officers at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find your nearest recycling sites visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/recycling
For more tips on recycling and reusing clothes visit loveyourclothes.org.uk
Here’s a guide to recycling textiles in the East Riding:
These items can be taken to the following locations:
Duvets, cushions, pillows & sleeping bags:
Clothes & shoes:
Sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers & towels:
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