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Old clothes col­lec­tion

In addition to dropping off in the containers, you can also drop off old clothes at our recycling centre.

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Drop-off at the recycling centre:

There is an opportunity at the recycling centre to dispose of old clothes with a positive side effect – but only if they are absolutely clean and in order.
The clothes are collected and taken to a sorting facility. Afterwards, 20 % go to a second-hand shop, 70 % are exported to other countries for people in need, and the rest is processed elsewhere.
The condition of the clothes is checked on site!

Please throw in!

Old clothes that are collected in the container must be wearable, that is:

  • They must be clean, dry and intact
    Woolen and knitted goods, woollen blankets, table, bed and household linen should be folded and placed in bags.
    Shoes should only be handed in in pairs and bundled

The collected old clothes must be handed over as original collection goods, i.e:

  • No removal of high-quality individual items
    No takeover of leftovers from flea markets and the like

Please do not throw in!

  • Clothes with rough signs of wear, holes, detached sleeves, missing buttons.
  • Heavily yellowed clothing, worn-out children’s clothing (tights, underwear, socks, etc.)
  • Toys, stuffed animals
  • Quilts and cushions
  • Wet goods (be careful with bags lying next to the containers!)

Old clothes in the container must NOT contain:

  • Waste
  • Medication
  • Fabric remnants
  • Dirty, wet clothes
  • rags, nappies and the like