Reuse - unwanted textiles are made affordable for third world countries.

Reduce - less material and energy is used to make the product; less waste going to landfill.

Recycle - textiles can be shredded to the raw material and made into new products such as mattress fillings and rugs. 

Did you know?

  • Textiles make up 12% of landfill sites.
  • In 1 year discarded clothing would fill Wembley Stadium.
  • Britain produces around 1 million tonnes of textile waste a year. Roughly a quarter of this is recycled, mostly through jumble sales, clothes banks and charity shops.


TRAID offers a variety of textile recycling services, with collecting banks around the borough and at Chalvey Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

Items that can be collected for recycling and reuse:

  • good quality second hand adults and children's clothing
  • sheets and blankets
  • curtains
  • soft toys
  • shoes
  • belts
  • handbags.

 Find out more on the TRAID website.