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Textile recycling

Due to the impact of Coronavirus, all recycling and waste services apart from brown bins and clinical waste collections will cease after Wednesday 25th March for the foreseeable future and will be reviewed as appropriate.


Pass it on: give your unwanted items a new home.

Don't throw away the things you don't need anymore - there's somebody out there who could benefit from them.

St Helens Council is now offering an on-demand textiles collection. We are making it easier for residents to recycle unwanted textiles by introducing a free made-to-measure service.

We will be collecting in your area every week working with charities, who will use the textiles to raise vital funds for their cause.

The on-demand service means you can book an appointment and request a collection leaflet and a sticker that you will then place on your own bags.

What do I need to do?

  • Place your unwanted items in a bag and seal tightly to stop any rain damaging your donated items.
  • When you're ready, book your collection date online and request a sticker for your unwanted items.
  • On your collection date, place your bags at a visible point on your property before 8.30am. There's no need to place your bags on the kerbside.
  • Place the sticker provided on one of the bags - you can place more than one bag out for collection if needed.

What's accepted?

Any of the following items can be donated, however, please ensure all items are clean and dry.

  • Coats and jackets
  • Shoes (in pairs only)
  • Fabric accessories (gloves, scarves, hats)
  • Trousers and jeans
  • Sweatshirts, jumpers and t-shirts
  • Shirts and blouses
  • Dresses and skirts
  • Baby and children's clothing

The benefit of re-use:

  • You can help protect the environment as re-using items reduces carbon and the amount of waste sent to landfill
  • You can help your local community, especially those in need, to buy items at an affordable price
  • You can give items you no longer want and know they will be appreciated by someone else