Recycle your once loved clothes with TRAID

Recycling pre-loved clothes, shoes and other accessories just got easier and quicker for Hounslow residents.

Published: Tuesday, 14th November 2023

resident recycling clothing with Traid company

Hounslow Council has partnered with fashion charity TRAID to offer a free collection service to all households.

Textiles are the second most polluting industry in the world, and there are approximately 18,000 tonnes of textiles disposed of as rubbish across west London each year, or 300,000 tonnes nationally.

Booking a free home collection is simple and easy to do, and helps to keep our clothes in circulation for longer.

Residents can book a slot online or by phone (020 8733 2595) and the unwanted items will be collected from the doorstep (this applies to households that are kerbside and in flat blocks).

TRAID will collect clean and dry clothes, paired shoes, accessories, jewellery, and linen such as curtains, but they will not be able to collect duvets or pillows. 

Once donated, the pre-loved items will be sorted in TRAID’s warehouse and taken to one of their London charity shops. Money raised from the sale of these items will go towards funding global projects cleaning up the fashion industry. This will help to improve conditions for garment workers, stop the use of pesticides and improve the livelihoods and environment for farmers who grow organic cotton, or building childcare centres.  

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