TRAID Clothes Collection Service in Surrey
Charity launches Free Clothes Collection Service in Surrey
Eco warriors rejoice! The textile reuse charity TRAID has expanded its free home collections service to the Surrey area, offering thousands of households scheduled pickups of their unwanted clothes.
The service can be booked online, by phone or email giving people a hassle-free way to donate unwanted clothes directly to charity, direct from their door.
Collections take place at agreed times when people are at home so donations are not left outside where they are vulnerable to theft and bad weather. Scheduling a pick up is also great for busy people and families, and those who may find it difficult to carry donations to a textile bank or charity shop.
All the charity asks is that people using this service have a minimum donation of at least one large bin liner sized bag.
Maria Chenoweth-Casey, Chief Executive at TRAID said, “Every donation is precious enabling TRAID to stock our charity shops and raise funds to protect the environment, deliver sustainable education and fight global poverty. For households, it’s an incredibly convenient way to donate clothes rather than throwing them away, and vitally, gives people confidence that their donations are reaching us.”
Nearly one million tonnes of textiles are sent to UK landfill and incineration every year, with 350,000 tonnes of these textiles estimated to be good enough quality to be worn again.
With UK landfill at bursting point and textiles contributing disproportionately to greenhouse emissions, TRAID’s innovative work to reclaim and reuse unwanted clothes is more relevant than ever.
Get involved! Book a free home collection with TRAID
Call 020 8733 2580 (then press 1 to book a collection)