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South Kesteven District Council urges residents to recycle unwanted clothes and shoes

Recycling. File picture.
Recycling. File picture.

Householders in South Kesteven are being urged to recycle their unwanted clothes or shoes at charity shops or at recycling points in the district and not in their silver bins or clear bags at home.

Previously households in South Kesteven were allowed to dispose of textiles in their recycling bins or bags.

However recycling contractors say these items, when mixed with other recyclable materials and sorted at the processing plant, are no longer in a suitable state to recycle.

Residents are now asked to take the items to charity shops or to textiles recycling points at tips in Bourne or Grantham - or throw away in black bins or pink bags.

The district council’s executive manager for environment Ian Yates said: “We thank the thousands of residents who in recent years have diligently recycled clothes and shoes and helped us maintain our good recycle rates.

“Now, we ask householders to take clothes and shoes to charitable retail outlets or use the recycling points at household waste and recycling sites.

“Doing so will help us continue to recycle these items.”


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