• Cllr Jacob Birch

Bring your old clothes and bedding for recycling! Textile collection events to be held in Beverley

Residents in Beverley, Hornsea and Tickton are being encouraged to join a summer campaign to boost the recycling of clothes, bedding, shoes and other textiles.

Waste and recycling officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council are holding a series of textile collection events, inviting residents to bring along their old duvets, sheets, towels, clothes and shoes so they can be recycled and disposed of properly.

The next collection events will be held on Wednesday 28 August in Beverley, Hornsea and Tickton at different locations during the day. Just look out for the council recycling van!

The aim is to encourage residents not to place any textiles in their household bins, as they can’t be recycled that way.

Currently in the East Riding, textiles make up 8% of the waste put in blue bins and 6.5% of waste put in green bins.

Instead, residents are asked to take them to clothing banks, charity shops and household waste recycling sites (tips).

Councillor Chris Matthews, the council’s portfolio holder for strategic management, said: “We would like residents’ help in keeping clothing and bedding out of household bins and into recycling banks and charity shops.

“Residents in the East Riding are the best recyclers in the country so I hope they will support our campaign and help us recycle even more textiles.”

The waste and recycling officers will be at the following locations on Wednesday 28 August - just look out for the recycling van:

10am-10.30am – Hornsea, Morrow Avenue car park

11am-11.30am – Tickton, Main Street, near the village shop/Post Office

Noon-12.30pm – Beverley, Goths Lane

1.15pm-1.45pm – Beverley, Riding Fields Square, off Thompson Avenue

2pm-2.30pm – Beverley, Lincoln Way, near the shops

The waste and recycling officers will donate some of the collected duvets, blankets and towels to local charities.

If any local charities or organisations are collecting these items please contact the council’s waste and recycling officers at

To find your nearest recycling sites visit

For more tips on recycling and reusing clothes visit

Here’s a guide to recycling textiles in the East Riding:

These items can be taken to the following locations:

Duvets, cushions, pillows & sleeping bags:

Household waste recycling sites (tips) for disposalLocal charities, animal shelters and community groups may also take them, but please check first

Clothes & shoes:

Charity shops (if good quality)Clothing banks (any quality)Household waste recycling sites

Sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers & towels:

Clothing banks (any quality)Household waste recycling sites

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