Top Tips For Recycling Clothing

Buying clothes:

People spend so much money on clothes each year. There are lots of ways you can make the most of this money by checking our wardrobes and making a list before we go shopping, choosing clothing designed to last longer and buying second hand.

Getting more out of our existing clothes

The reason some of your clothes remain unworn is because they no longer fit, need repairing, or they don’t suit our style or taste anymore. To overcome this, you can:

  • look for shops nearby which offer repair and alteration services
  • wear clothes in new combinations and use accessories to give clothing a new lease of life
  • use energy efficient laundry methods.

Keeping clothes out of the bin:

Nearly half of the people put their clothing in the bin. All of our clothing can either be re-used or recycled.

Pass it on!

If clothing is in good condition but is no longer of use to you, consider passing it on to someone else:

  • Pass on, exchange or share unwanted clothes with friends and family.
  • Unwanted clothing has a value. You could sell them online, at a car boot sale or via Cash for Clothes.
  • Donate clothing to charity shops or through collection services offered by charities other organisations.


Clothing that isn’t in good enough condition to be passed onto someone else can be recycled into other things.

Contact Quick Wasters for more information on recycling :