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Keep the good times going by recycling your clothes

SCC_TextilerecyclingmemoriesThe dazzling dress you wore to your birthday party. The trusty bag you took on your hiking holiday. The sparkly shoes you danced in until dawn. Your clothes carry your memories with them. But because recycled clothes and textiles can be worn again either in the UK or abroad, the good times can go on.

And if that makes you feel good, the fact that recycling clothes and textiles reduces waste, which helps the environment, will make you feel even better. Even unwearable items can be recycled by being turned into products like felt, insulation or stuffing. All clothes and home textiles including towels, sheets, pairs of shoes, bags and socks can be recycled.

It couldn’t be easier. Just put clean and dry clothes and textiles in a standard-sized, tied carrier bag and leave it next to your bin on your usual collection day. There are also textiles recycling banks at community recycling centres and in various locations around Epsom and Ewell.

Some items such as anything stuffed like pillows, cushions and quilts can’t be recycled. And neither can clothes and home textiles left in bin bags, untied carrier bags or recycling bins. Recycling all clothes and home textiles could save up to £4 million a year, which could be spent on other vital services.

To find out more about recycling clothes and home textiles in Epsom and Ewell visit our website SCC_Textilerecylingtowels

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