Grantham Clean and Green: Clothes are no longer allowed in recycling bins

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Householders in the Grantham area are being reminded to recycle their unwanted clothes or shoes at charity shops or at recycling points and not in their silver bins or clear bags at home.

Previously, households in South Kesteven were allowed to dispose of textiles in their recycling bins or bags.

However, recycling contractors have told the council these items when mixed with other recyclable materials and sorted at the processing plant are not in a suitable state to recycle.

That is why residents are asked to dispose of these items at local charity shops, dedicated textiles recycling points, such as at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres, off Alexandra Road in Grantham, or they can be deposited at home in black bins or pink bags.

South Kesteven District Council’s executive member for environment Councillor Nick Craft said: “We ask householders to take their unwanted clothes and shoes to charitable retail outlets or use the recycling points at household waste and recycling sites.

“Doing this and not placing them in your silver bin or clear bag will help us continue to keep South Kesteven clean and green.”

** Waste collections in South Kesteven will be made one day later than normal in the week following the Bank Holiday.

Throughout the district, collections will be made 24 hours later than usual from Monday to Friday September 2.

This means a collection will take place on Saturday, September 3 for those residents who usually receive a Friday collection.

Residents are asked to leave their silver bins or clear bags out by 7.30am on the new day of collection for that week.

For more information visit www.keepskclean.co.uk