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 can collect

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

Textiles we cannot collect

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

What to do with items we cannot collect

Electricals we can collect

  • Answering machines
  • Cameras and camcorders
  • Computers for cycling, driving, running, rowing etc
  • DVD players
  • Electronic toys and games
  • Games consoles and controllers
  • Headphones
  • MP3 players and iPods
  • Microphones
  • Mobile phones and landline phones
  • Musical instruments
  • Portable fitness equipment e.g. vibration plate, toning belts
  • Remote controls
  • Routers and set top boxes
  • Speakers, smart speakers, stereos, Hi-Fis, portable stereos, audio amplifiers, CD and cassette players, radios
  • Sports equipment with electric or electronic components
  • Turntables
  • TVs, monitors and digital photo frames, up to 26" on the diagonal. For screens larger than 26" you can book a large item collection or take the screen to a Household Waste Recycling Site

  • Air purifiers and fresheners (remove perfume or oil and dispose of safely)
  • Automatic peelers, can openers and jar openers
  • Blenders and smoothie makers
  • Clocks. including alarm clocks
  • Clothes steamers
  • Coffee machines, including coffee grinders
  • De-humidifiers
  • Dictaphones
  • Diffusers
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric knives
  • Extractor fans
  • Extension cables and extension leads
  • Fans (e.g. small ceiling fans or desk)
  • Fan heaters
  • Food processors, choppers, and food mixers (handheld and stand)
  • Fryers/Air fryers
  • Hand held vacuum cleaners, dust busters and steam cleaners
  • Heat pads
  • Hot water dispensers
  • Grills
  • Ice cream makers
  • Irons
  • Juicers and pressers
  • Hot plates
  • Kettles
  • Kitchen scales (remove batteries)
  • Multi cookers
  • Omelette makers
  • Toasters, including sandwich toasters
  • Sodastreams
  • Travel adaptors

  • Bike lights
  • Ceiling lights
  • Christmas tree, fairy and string lights
  • Desk and table lamps
  • Pendant light cables
  • Torches (remove any batteries)
  • Wall lights

  • Bathroom scales
  • Epilators
  • Hair clippers
  • Hair dryers
  • Hair styling tools, including hair straighteners, ceramic rollers and curling tongs
  • Nail care devices
  • Shavers and trimmers
  • Toothbrushes/tooth cleaning tools

  • Angle grinders
  • Circular saw
  • Electric screwdriver
  • Extension lead
  • Garden pruners
  • Garden saws
  • Glue and heat gun
  • Jigsaw
  • Mini saw
  • Multi tools
  • Impact drivers
  • Nail gun
  • Power drill
  • Rotary multi tool
  • Routers
  • Sander / planer
  • Sewing machine (small)
  • Shears
  • Soldering iron
  • Tile cutter

  • Baby monitors
  • Calculators (pocket and desk)
  • Electrical and electronic typewriters
  • Fax machines
  • Go-Pros
  • Headsets
  • IT accessories (e.g. mouse, dongles)
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops
  • Monitors and screens up to 26" on the diagonal. For screens larger than 26" you can book a large item collection
  • Small printers
  • Sat Navs
  • Scanners (not if integrated with a printer)
  • Smart watches
  • Tablets
  • Webcams

  • SMART energy screens (less than 6” diameter)
  • Smoke alarms / detectors
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Thermostats / temperature control devices
  • Timers, including cooking timer and lights timer

Electricals we cannot collect

  • 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
  • Microwave ovens (you can book a large item collection for microwaves)

What to do with items we cannot 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: