Wealden District Council

Thanks for recycling- but sorry we can't take jumpers

News : 16 August 2017

Thanks to the wonderful efforts of Wealden residents, we recycled over half of our household waste last year.

Textile recycling


Our recycling rate has risen from 49% to a very impressive 52% in 2016/17, which compares with a national recycling rate of around 44%. With your help we can further improve the quality of our recycling and recycle even more this year! However,it is still important that the recycling does not become contaminated which can cause a whole load to be diverted to waste.


Items like shirts, pullovers, sheets and other textiles, which can be recycled at neighbourhood recycling sites, will cause contamination if placed in a household recycling bin.  So please do not put textiles in your recycling bin. You can donate your unwanted clothes and shoes to your local charity shop or take them to one of the neighbourhood recycling sites where you can find bins specifically for those items.


We can’t emphasise enough how important it is to put dry, clean and correct items into the recycling bin which will ensure everything is recycled and no additional disposal costs are incurred by the tax paying public.


For further information about what can and cannot be recycled,please refer to your recycling calendar or visit our website www.wealden.gov.uk/recyclingand click on the ‘What goes in each container’ link for a detailed list of what is, and isn’t collected.