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New campaign to boost recycling

Residents in Beverley, Hornsea and Tickton are being encouraged to join a summer campaign to boost the recycling of clothes, bedding, shoes and other textiles.

Waste and recycling officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council are holding a series of textile collection events, inviting residents to bring along their old duvets, sheets, towels, clothes and shoes so they can be recycled and disposed of properly. 

The next collection events will be held on Wednesday August 28th in Beverley, Hornsea and Tickton at different locations during the day. They will be in Main Street, Tickton, near the village shop between 11 and 11.30 in the morning; then at Goth Lane in Beverley from noon, moving on to Riding Fields Square, off Thompson Avenue between 1.15 and 1.45 and then, finally in Lincoln Way near the shops between 2 and 2.30.

The aim is to encourage residents not to place any textiles in their household bins, as they can’t be recycled that way – currently in the East Riding, textiles make up 8 per cent of the waste put in blue bins and 6.5 per cent of waste put in green bins.

Going forward the council wants people to take their items to clothing banks, charity shops and household waste recycling sites. Some of the items collected next week will be donated to local charities.