Clothing, textiles and shoe recycling

Clothing, shoes and textiles recycling

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Old clothing, shoes and textiles are collected weekly.

Please place these items in a clearly marked plastic bag, alongside your recycling boxes.

Find your collection day

What we can recycle

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  • Bags
  • Blankets
  • Clothes
  • Curtains
  • Duvet covers
  • Pillow cases
  • Socks
  • Shoes/trainers (pairs only)
  • Sheets

What we can't recycle

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  • Duvets
  • Pillows

What happens to the collected textiles?

Once collected, textiles are sent to a re-processing site where they are sorted into different grades. These include:

  • Clothes for sale in charity shops
  • Clothes for export
  • Rags
  • Felt

You can also take your recycling, household and garden waste free of charge to Space Waye Reuse and Recycling Centre. If Space Waye is closed, there are alternative re-use and recycling sites available in West London.

Alternative Services

West London Waste Authority has partnered with TRAID to collect all of your unwanted clothes and shoes directly from your home.

This new convenient service allows you to book collections for when you are home, so your textiles can be given directly to the driver.

You can donate any of your old unwanted clothes, including shoes, accessories and linen, in a clean condition. Please note duvets or pillows cannot be accepted.

By donating all your old unwanted textiles to TRAID, you'll be taking them out of the waste stream and preventing fly tipping within your area.

TRAID is a registered charity (297498) raising funds to fight global poverty and improve the environment by reducing textile waste within the UK.

To book your free collection of textiles with TRAID, please call 0208 733 2595 or visit

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