Textiles and small electricals recycling collection

Recycle your unwanted textiles and broken small electricals with our free collection service.

Book a collection slot online, then just leave your items out in a plastic bag on your booked collection day and keep them clean and dry.

Book a collection

To book a textiles and small electricals recycling collection online, click the button below.

You will be asked to:

  • confirm your name and address
  • choose a collection date and time
  • confirm whether you have textiles, electricals, or both to be collected

Book now

What we can and cannot collect

Textiles we cannot collect

  • Wet, damp or dirty items
  • Books or bric-a-brac
  • Fabric offcuts
  • Duvets and pillows
  • Any non-clothing items (except those show in the acceptable list)

Textiles we can collect

  • Used clothing
  • Paired shoes, belts and handbags
  • Sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers
  • Towels and tea towels
  • Curtains

What to do with items we cannot collect

Electricals we cannot collect

  • Microwave ovens (you can book a large item collection for microwaves)
  • Fluorescent tubes and energy saving light bulbs
  • Gas cylinders from hair styling equipment
  • Glass or ceramic electrical items (e.g. slow cookers or glass kettles)
  • Large printers (including those with scanners), ink cartridges and toners

What to do with items we cannot collect

Electricals we can collect

What happens to my textiles once they are collected?

Horsham District Council is partnered with JMP Wilcox to run the textiles collection recycling service.

Once donated, your garments will be sorted and graded by JMP Wilcox and all re-usable items are exported to countries where many people are unable to afford new clothing.

More than 90% of the material JMP Wilcox collects exported to over 30 countries around the world.

Anything unsuitable is either recycled or disposed of within the UK. This enables the company to find a new life for over 98% of the clothing collected.

Find out more about JMP Wilcox

What happens to my electricals once they are collected?

Small electricals are processed at a specialist facility which breaks down the component parts and then recycles them into something new.

What to do with replaceable batteries from electrical items

You can recycle replaceable batteries on your bin collection day with our simple collection service.

Simply place your batteries in a small, clear plastic bag (such as a sandwich bag) and place the bag on top of your green-top refuse bin or your blue-top recycling bin on collection day.

Find out more about batteries recycling

What to do with items we cannot collect

If you have something to get rid of that we cannot collect, you can: