From the Slough Express
Free collection service for unwanted clothing launched by Slough Borough Council
A free home collection service for unwanted clothing is to be started by Slough Borough Council in partnership with the charity Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development [TRIAD].
Collections booked before 5pm on a Friday will be collected by a TRIAD driver between 4pm and 9pm on the following Monday.
This means that donations do not have to be left outside in doorsteps as the collectors knock on the door.
All items should be bagged with shoes tied together.
A minimum of one large bin liner is required per collection and items should be clean and of good quality.
Nicholas Hannon, waste and environment manager for Slough Borough Council, said: “A lot of clothes that get thrown away have plenty of wear left in them, but no matter how good our intentions, sometimes it can be hard to find the time to take them to a charity shop or recycling point.
“This service makes it easy for residents to do the right thing with the minimum fuss.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer the service and hope people take advantage of it.”
The launch of the new service last week coincided with Recycling Week.
Cllr Satpal Parmar, commissioner for environment and open spaces, said: “We should all recycle and reuse whatever items we can, whenever we can.
“So, the next time you’re thinking of clearing out your wardrobe, please consider whether the items could be worn again and make use of this valuable service.”
There are 15 recycle ‘bring bank’ centres around the borough, where you can recycle a variety of materials including paper, card, mixed glass, aluminium cans and tins, foil, small electrical items, books, CDs, DVDs, shoes, clothes and textiles
All profits raised go towards TRIAD’s projects which help fight global poverty.
Note; The Traid “bring banks” in Colnbrook are situated in the Red Lion Pub car park at the western end of the High Street; and in the public car park beside the Colnbrook Village Hall in Vicarage Way