Resident puts clothes in textile container

Separating waste: textiles

Your old textiles can still be used. As second-hand clothing or to make new products such as cleaning rags, blankets, insulation material or carpeting. Read where you can dispose of textiles.

Disposing of your textiles, clothing and shoes

Is the container in the neighbourhood full? Begin link: Report it to the municipality, end link. . Make use of a different container for your textiles, clothing and shoes in the area or take them back home with you. Never place your textiles next to or on top of the container. If you do this, you risk getting a fine.

What is allowed in the textile container?

  • Only textiles which are reasonably clean and dry are allowed in the textile container.
  • Torn or worn out? No problem: even torn and worn out clothing and textiles are allowed in the textile container. They will be used to make new textiles.

Below you will find examples. Are you in doubt about which rubbish is allowed in the container? Look at the Begin external link: Afvalscheidingswijzer(External link), end external link. (in Dutch) or throw it away in the regular household rubbish container.

Allowed in the textile container

Relatively clean textiles such as:

  • clothes (even if they are worn out or torn)
  • purses, belts and shoes (tied together)
  • towels, dishcloths and washcloths
  • tablecloths, blankets, curtains and pieces of fabric
  • soft cuddly toys
  • scarves and hats

Not allowed in the textile container

  • badly stained or wet clothes
  • carpets and rugs
  • duvets, pillows and mattresses


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