Renfrewshire Council

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Unfortunately we cannot collect textiles and shoes at the moment. 

Textiles and shoes

The Council provides a free on-demand service for collecting textiles for recycling.

To use this service, you just need to book a collection then place your textiles in a bag and leave them in the agreed location.

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All types of clothing - all fashions - all ages*Workwear, uniforms, wet, dirty or soiled clothing
Shoes (tied in pairs)Quilts, duvets, cushions, pillows or carpets
HandbagsBooks, magazines, newspapers, files, folders or stationery
Soft toysCDs, plates, cutlery, crockery, ornaments, hard toys
Household materials, curtains, towels, blankets, table linensFurniture
Pillow casesWaste Electricals
Duvet covers 
Bed sheets 

*All clothing should be dry and wearable

    Your items will be collected by our contractor, Nathans Waste Savers.  Their staff will have ID cards to identify themselves as being a contractor of Renfrewshire Council.

    When you call for a collection  (Monday to Friday), a staff member will contact you within 24 hours to arrange a suitable collection, normally within a few working days.

    Please make sure that all items are dry, shoes are tied into pairs and that a knot is tied into the top of the bag to keep the textiles dry.

    You can also recycle textiles at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre or at textile bank locations across Renfrewshire. 

    You can use the Salvation Army search tool to find a textile bank near you.

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