Everyone in Surrey can recycle clothes and home textiles.

Recycling where you live

See an overview of textiles recycling in your area or search a specific item in the recycling search tool below.

What can I recycle?

If you’re clearing out your old clothes and home textiles, there’s no need to put them in the bin when it’s easy to bag them up and recycle them. All clothes and home textiles can be recycled as long as they are clean and dry.

Yes please:

  • Clothes like shirts, coats, tights and underwear
  • Home textiles like towels and sheets
  • Accessories like pairs of shoes, belts and bags

No thanks:

  • Single shoes
  • Stuffed items like cushions and duvets
  • Cuddly toys

Textiles should be put in bags, and tied up so that they keep dry. Please don’t use black bin bags, or put clothes and home textiles in your recycling bin.

What do my clothes become?

Clothes and home textiles are either sorted to be worn and used again in the UK or abroad, or recycled into useful products like felt, insulation or stuffing.

Reuse: repair and rewear

There are many ways to extend the life of clothes and home textiles you no longer need. You could donate them to charity shops, or see the repair and rewear page for other ideas including, clothes swapping parties, repair cafes and sewing courses.