Textile banks prove a nice little earner for charity at Herts fire stations

Textile recycling has raised funds for charity

Textile recycling has raised funds for charity - Credit: Archant

Textile banks set up outside the county’s fire stations have proved to be a winner for charity.

The Hertfordshire Waste Partnership teamed up with the fire and rescue service so that collecting points for clothes and other textiles suitable for recycling sites were established at 15 stations across the county.

And since they were installed just over years ago, the unwanted items that have been given a new lease of life have raised £10,000 for the Firefighters’ Charity, which helps fund centres that provide services which provide a better quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire personnel and their families

Councillor Richard Thake, Herts County Council’s lead member for waste management, said: “Thank you to everyone who has donated to these banks. We want to encourage people to recycle as much as possible and these banks offer a convenient location for residents to get rid of unwanted clothes and contribute to a good cause.”

You can find out more about recycling at www.hertsdirect.org/wasteaware.