Recycling clothing in Liverpool has never been easier, so if you have found yourself searching for this very question on Google, then you have arrived in the correct place.
Here at Collect My Clothes we specialise in clothing recycling and aim to help our partner charities raise additional funds through clothes recycling. We have selected a range of partner charities, giving you the opportunity to support the cause which is most important to you when you donate your clothing to us. Rather than using a clothes collection bin or issuing bags through letterboxes, we arrange collections only when there are goods to be recycled.
What Can You Recycle?
When donating your unwanted items it’s important to think about the items you are placing in your bags. Ask yourself could somebody else get enjoyment out of this item? Or would it benefit someone more than it is currently benefiting me? If the answer to both questions is yes then donate it. It is also important to learn what items your chosen recycling company accepts and doesn’t doing so will help ensure the correct clothing goes to a brand new home.
So what about clothing that could be recycled but isn’t suitable to be worn or that we don’t accept (as stated below), clothes that are not in a re-wearable condition can also be recycled and there are companies out there that will shred the items and reuse in many different ways. Here at Roberts Recycling, we do not offer this service, as we don’t have the facilities to shred. If you require any further information please contact the textile recycling association and they should be able to point you in the right direction.
How Can You Recycle With Us?
Recycling with us is hassle-free and our motto has always been about making recycling fun, fast and stress free and we believe our process does exactly that. We like to think of it in three simple steps, step one is to bag up your unwanted items and place all of your unwanted items into a clean bag.
Step two is requesting a collection and selecting your charity, once you have requested a collection using our online form and selected the charity you would like to support, a member of our team will be in touch to confirm the information you have given. We are happy to collect from homes, places of work and other agreed locations, and you can even leave the clothing outside to be retrieved as long as it’s safe and dry.
And finally, step three, your donations will be recycled or reused ethically, with most of them being sent to Eastern Europe and Africa to provide people in need with affordable clothing.
Why is Recycling Clothing Important?
So you’ve got your unwanted items and you’re ready to donate to your local bank but do you know why it’s so important for us to recycle our clothing instead of binning it? It all comes down to landfill and the bad effects it has on the environment. Any waste that is not given a new home has to go somewhere and the answer to that tends to be landfill.
In the UK we produce more than a ton of waste every year and the main issue with landfill is the greenhouse gases that come from the rubbish breaking down at a very slow rate. If you would like to learn more about the danger of landfill read our ‘Why Is Landfill Bad For The Environment’ blog post.
So if you are looking to recycle your unwanted clothing in Liverpool, allow us to take the hard work out of your clean-up and make a difference to those in need.