Wyre Residents now able to donate through kerbside recycling

published on 16 Sep 2015

Textiles collected from the kerbside of residents in Wyre will now be donated to charity, thanks to a new arrangement between the council and the Salvation Army Trading Company. As part of its regular fortnightly recycling collection, over 50,000 households will be able to drop their unwanted clothes, shoes and other textiles at the kerbside with their usual recycling, in the knowledge that their donations will now go towards helping The Salvation Army.

Catherine Argyle, area representative for Salvation Army Trading Company is delighted to be working with Wyre Council. She said: “We are thrilled that the council has chosen to work with us on this. We always try to make it easy for the public to donate, so the convenience of just putting unwanted items out on the kerbside with your usual recycling is brilliant.”

Residents of Wyre Borough are being encouraged to donate unwanted clothes and shoes (in pairs), in a clear bag or in a labelled a bin bag. Catherine added: “We’re always looking a few months ahead, so at this time of year we’ll actually be collecting cooler weather clothes, like coats and boots. If you’re clearing out your old winter wardrobes, make sure you don’t throw anything away – donating your unwanted items means that they’ll have a new life for someone else!”

The collection will be carried out by the usual council recycling team on a fortnightly basis alongside the green box or blue bin. The items will be donated to Salvation Army Trading Company, who will sort everything into two categories – reuse and recycling. All profits from the reuse and recycling of donations go to The Salvation Army to help its valuable social welfare work in the UK, which includes homelessness and addiction services, care for older people, help at emergency incidents, support for adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales, a Family Tracing Service and much, much more.

Cllr David Henderson, Streetscene Portfolio Holder at Wyre Council said: “We welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with The Salvation Army to give unwanted textiles a second chance and would encourage residents to use the service where possible. Reports from the disposal facility indicate that some residents are still throwing clothing away for disposal, items which in one or another could still be used – it’s such a waste.”

To check when your recycling is collected, visit here

Residents can also take unwanted textile items to collection banks within the borough, located at the following sites:

Booths, Parkhill Road

Morrisons, Amounderness Way

Village Memorial Hall, Garstang Road

Co-op Store, Victoria Road East

Co-op Store, Berry Lane

ASDA, Cop Lane

Hambleton Sports and Social Club, Church Lane

One Stop, Sandy Lane

One Stop, Lindel Road

Haven Holidays, Fleetwood Road

Kirkland & Catterall Church of England Primary School, The Green

Myerscough College, St Michael’s Road

Cabus Village Hall, Lancaster Road A6

Basil Café Bar, Whinney Brow Lane

The Salvation Army Trading Company also operates a door-to-door collection service for households in the UK as well as over 6,700 clothing collection banks, and runs over 200 charity shops. For more information visit here