Recycling clothing and textiles

We partner with TRAID, a charity working to stop clothing from being thrown away.

TRAID collects clothing donated by the public and takes them to a warehouse to be hand sorted.

The sorted clothing is then sold to the public in one of their 11 charity shops around the UK.

TRAID's work diverts 3,000 tonnes of clothing waste from reaching landfills each year.

The money raised by TRAID through resales and environmental activities is used to:

  • expand recycling activities
  • educate the public on the benefits of recycling
  • donate back to global development projects.

How can I book a free TRAID collection?

If you have unwanted clothing, shoes or textiles, you can book a free home collection.

There are two ways to book your home collection with TRAID:

  1. by completing the online booking form
  2. by calling 020 8733 2595

Place your unwanted clothing in bags and keep them indoors away from any bad weather.

On your collection day, a member of the TRAID team will come to your door to collect your unwanted clothing.

Book a free TRAID collection


For more information, visit the TRAID website.

Recycle clothes at a clothing bank

You can recycle clothes at clothing banks around Harrow. Clothing banks are large containers usually found in major food store car parks.

Visit the Recycle Now website to find your nearest clothing bank.

Recycle clothes at a charity shop

You can take your unwanted clothes to local charity shops in Harrow. Please do not leave unwanted clothes in bags overnight outside closed charity shops.

Bags left outside can become trip hazards or can attract foxes and vermin.