Consider only buying what you really need.
Before you throw anything away why not see if it can be reused, repaired or upcycled? There are lots of ways this can be done:
Charity shops accept a wide variety of items. Please contact your local charity shop for more information on what they can accept.
Clothes can be taken to the recycling centre where they will be sent for sorting. Good quality clothing is exported to areas in need of clothing.
Reuse networks such as Freecycle, Freegle and Ecobees allow members to advertise goods for reuse or sharing through local groups and forums. Membership and advertising is free and everything offered must also be free.
There are a variety of online selling arenas, such as eBay. Other options are advertising in the local paper, or news agent’s window. If you have quite a few items why not consider a car boot sale?
How about being creative and turning an old item into something stylish? The love your clothes website gives some great ideas and tips on how to upcycle clothing. Some garments can be torn up and used as rags and wipers.
Clothes can be taken to the recycling centre where they will be sent for sorting. Good quality clothing is exported to areas in need of clothing. Items not suitable for reuse are either processed into industrial wiping cloths or recycled.
Where can I take these?
Lower House Lane, Baddesley Ensor, Atherstone, CV9 2QA
Bemersley Road, Biddulph, ST8 7QT
Pendeford Mill Lane, Codsall, WV8 1JJ
Ring Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, WS7 3JQ
Centurion Way (off Shobnall Road), Burton upon Trent, DE14 2AU (use DE14 2AY for SatNav)
Lichfield Road, Cannock, WS11 8NQ
Tower Crane Drive, Off New Haden Road, Cheadle, ST10 1FB
Fowlchurch Road, Leek, ST13 6BH
Witley Drive, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, WS13 6EU
Leycett Lane, Newcastle, ST5 6AD
Station Road, Rugeley, WS15 2HE
St. Albans Road, Stafford, ST16 3DR
Beacon Road / Opal Way, Stone Business Park, Aston, ST15 0NN
Robert Bakewell Way, Uttoxeter, ST14 5AU (Not SatNav compatible)
Botterham Lane, Wombourne, DY3 4RA