Renfrewshire Council

Bras

Bras can be recycled in clothing and textile containers at household waste recycling centres.

Most women have an unwanted bra or two lurking in the back of a drawer. From the pretty impulse buy that turned out to be uncomfortable or impractical, to the unsuitable gift...if you have a bra to dispose of, consider the following options:

Where can I recycle?

If in 'new' condition...

  • Get selling and make some money
  • Sell online at places like eBay and Gumtree
  • Sell locally at nearly new and bring and buy sales.

If in good but worn condition, pass it on.

National charities such as Against Breast Cancer, the Breast Cancer Campaign - they raise funds for the charities and most bras are sent to developing countries where these items are not readily available. You can find your nearest collection point on their websites when you are ready to recycle your bra.  

Donate your bra to your local charity shop - make sure they accept bras though as not all accept items of underwear unless it is new.

Charity recycling bags that come through your door often take bras - check the list of items normally shown on the bag.

If unsuitable for re-use, recycle them.

Bras can be recycled in clothing and textile containers at household waste recycling centres.

Blue Bin ✘

Green Bin ✘

Brown Bin ✘

Food Caddy ✘

Grey Bin ✘

Household Waste Recycling Centre ✔

 

 

 

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