Textiles scheme extended

Laura Simpkins launching the textile recycling pilot scheme with Sam Gibbon
Laura Simpkins launching the textile recycling pilot scheme with Sam Gibbon
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THINK GREEN: By South Holland District Council waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins

After the success of the textiles trial launched in March last year, the waste and recycling team are happy to announce its extension across the district. In the next few weeks bags and leaflets will be distributed to an additional 6,000 homes.

Initially bags will be collected by a separate caged vehicle until the amount of textiles collected is manageable enough to fit into the under-vehicle cages. Some of the areas which will be receiving leaflets include Donington, Weston Hills, Moulton Chapel, Long Sutton, Holbeach and the Woolram Wygate area of Spalding.

The trial works with the Salvation Army to collect items including shoes, clothes and household textiles (sheets, bedding, curtains). Even if the items are torn or one of a kind we are happy to collect them.

After we have collected them the Salvation Army reprocesses them at their depot in Kettering.

Depending on the quality of material they are reused or recycled. End destinations include clothing for humanitarian crises and resale in charity shops.

Please remember that if you are able, please use your local charity shop for high quality items.

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