Recycling in Hillingdon

We are committed to recycling as much of our residents' waste as possible by providing free and easy-to-use weekly collections.

Textile collection service

Donate and/or upcycle unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories and do your bit to stop clothes from being thrown away.

Ways to recycle your textiles

Whether your clothes are good, bad or simply a bit dated, there are a number of ways you can give them a new lease of life!

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New textile collection service

We're enhancing our free textile collection service, making it even easier and more convenient for Hillingdon residents to recycle textiles.

We are now partnering with the charity Traid to run a free home clothing collection scheme, where you can donate unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories. Please note: Duvets and pillows are not accepted.

This new service is open to all Hillingdon households, including flats, and allows you to book a collection of textiles on a day that suits you (regardless of when your normal collection day is).

A collection is for a minimum of 1 large bag or 3 small bags of any textiles but residents can donate more in one collection slot if they would like to. 

As part of a textile collection, you can also donate unwanted small/medium-sized electricals.

All profits raised from the scheme will go towards Traid's projects, which aim to improve conditions and working practices in the textile industry and educate people of all ages about the impacts of textiles on the environment and people's lives, and how we can make more sustainable choices.

Important things to note

  1. Shoes, clothing and accessories should be clean and dry.
  2. Any shoes you donate should be tied in pairs.
  3. Small/medium electricals can only be donated alongside textiles (and not on their own).
  4. All items should be placed together in a carrier bag or bin bag.
    Please note: The council is no longer providing purple textile sacks but if you still have any, these can be used for this service.
  5. A collector in a branded Traid van will collect donations from you, so you don't have to leave items outside.

Book a free textile collection

Hillingdon's textile recycling banks

The Salvation Army collects textile donations from recycling banks in Hillingdon. The following items are accepted: 

  • clothes 
  • shoes 
  • handbags 
  • hats 
  • ties  
  • belts 
  • scarves 
  • gloves 
  • bed linen (duvet/pillow covers, just not the duvet or pillow itself) 

Learn about what happens to donations made through textile banks

Hillingdon's textile banks can be found in the following locations:

  • Fairfield Road car park, West Drayton, UB7 8EY
  • St Martins Approach car park, Ruislip, HA4 7QH
  • Long Lane car park, Hillingdon, UB10 9QF
  • Pump Lane car park, Pump Lane, Hayes UB3 3LJ
  • Harefield Civic Amenity Site, Harefield, UB9 6LX

Page last updated: 20 Sep 2021