Textile Recycling Hits All-Time High in Bedford Borough
Householders across Bedford Borough are smashing recycling
targets by continuing to increase the amount of textiles they
recycle at their local Household Waste Recycling Centre
So far this year residents using the council’s HWRC located at
Barkers Lane, Bedford have delivered over 126 tonnes of textiles
for recycling, beating the full year total of 114 tonnes two months
before the end of the year.
This exceptional performance has been achieved through the
residents themselves sorting the waste and placing it in the
correct containers at the site together with the high levels of
commitment and support by the site staff, employed by leading
recycling company Viridor, working in partnership with Bedford
Once your clothes reach the textiles bank at the recycling
centre, any worn out or unsalable items are separated from the
material stream and are then shredded before being reprocessed into
new items and used in car insulation and furniture padding. Items
which are in good condition are collected by charities and either
passed onto their stores, given to the homeless or passed onto
Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for the Environment
“If all residents continue to be so committed to recycling, we hope
to keep breaking our own recycling targets year after year, thus
reducing the council’s costs to landfill and protecting the
environment at the same time”.
Bedford Borough’s site at Barkers Lane as well as being the best
performing HWRC across Bedfordshire is also in the premiership'
performance in recycling on HWRC’s sites across the UK.
You can do more by donating good quality clothes yourself to local
charity shops. Or why not hold your own clothes swapping event with
friends or a local community group and get a new wardrobe for
For more information on textiles recycling visit www.bedford.gov.uk/recycling,
call us on 0800 121 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.