In 2017/18 a staggering £1.7 million was spent sending your textiles for disposal.
West Sussex residents threw away nearly 11,000 tonnes of unwanted clothes, towels, blankets or sheets into the general rubbish even though most of these textiles could have been repaired, reused or recycled.
That’s just over 7,000 tonnes of your unwanted clothes, towels, blankets and sheets thrown into rubbish bins at home and nearly 4,000 tonnes into the general household waste containers at the Household Waste Recycling Sites.
So we’re asking you to help us with tackling textiles, and reuse, repair, or recycle them instead.
If the thought of helping the environment by preventing 11,000 tonnes of rubbish from going to waste isn’t enough to make you think before you throw, look at it this way….
By throwing clothes and other similar items away you’re actually paying for them twice.