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Recycling

Clothes and textiles

Charity shops and retro clothing companies will take good quality clothing and textiles.

Alternatively put them in a plastic bag to keep them clean and put it in a textile bank. The company which recycles South Lanarkshire's textiles can recycle anything which is clean, dry and in wearable condition. Unfortunately textiles which aren't, can’t be processed and end up in landfill. The recycling industry is constantly changing and this may improve in the future. At the moment you can recycle:

  • clothing
  • curtains/net curtains
  • bedspreads/quilt covers
  • tablecloths
  • handbags/belts
  • pairs of shoes tied together

This is then sorted with some going to Africa, Eastern Europe and India.

Oxfam also have a number of clothing banks across South Lanarkshire.