In Mole Valley you can recycle a range of textiles using our free kerbside collection.
Simply, put your textiles in a single standard size carrier bag and place alongside your bins on collection day. All clothes and home textiles can be recycled as long as they are clean and dry.
Please do not place your textiles in black sacks or charity bags.
- clothes like shirts, coats, tights and underwear
- home textiles like towels, sheets and curtains
- accessories like pairs of shoes, belts and bags
- single shoes
- stuffed items like cushions, pillows and duvets
- cuddly toys
Please note we can only take one bag of textiles per household per week. We also offer a weekly kerbside collection for small electrical appliances.
Additionally, you can recycle clothing and textiles at your local textile bank. These can be found in the Community Recycling Centres, as well as in many car parks in town centres and supermarkets around the district.
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 part-time adult learning classes in sewing, embroidery and upholstery run by East Surrey College that are held in Dorking and Leatherhead. Alternatively, you could follow web tutorials or ask a craft-loving friend or relative for help or donate them to charity shops.