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Separating waste: Textiles


24 January 2017
10 April 2017

Used textiles, such as (worn out) clothing, old tablecloths and shoes, should be disposed of in the textile bins. Textiles collected in the textile bins will be recycled.

Clothing which is still wearable will be given to charity. Other textiles, such as curtains, ripped clothing or worn out tablecloths, will be turned into cleaning rags.

Reusing textiles cuts down on rubbish, reduces the use of raw materials and saves energy.

Where are the textile bins?

Take a look at the map for the locations of the textile bins in The Hague.

How can you dispose of your textiles?

  • Textile bins
    In The Hague you can usually find collection bins for textiles close to shopping centres. You can also bring your textiles to 1 of the 3 garbage and recycling stations in The Hague or to the city farms.
  • Door-to-door collection
    Charitable organisations collect textiles from homes in The Hague a few times a year, in consultation with the municipality. You will receive a collection sack from this charity.

Textiles: overview of what's allowed in the container

Textiles: overview of what's allowed in the container
Allowed in the textile bin Not allowed in the textile bin
All clothing (even clothes which are worn out or torn) Carpets and rugs
All shoes (tied together) Duvets and pillows
Hats and caps Mattresses
Underclothes Hard toys
Soft cuddly toys Glass, paper, plastic and household waste
Household textiles such as:
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Tablecloths
  • Blankets
  • Curtains
  • Duvet covers
  • Pillowcases
Badly stained clothing

Container is full

It is possible that a recycling bin is full. Pay attention to the following: 

  • Always check all the openings and look if the container is really full.
  • Sometimes a textile bin seems to be full because textiles or other (household) rubbish are left standing next to the bin.
  • You can also make use of another textile bin in the area.
  • Never place textiles or other (household) rubbish next to or around the textile bin. Use a different textile bin in the area or take your textiles or rubbish back home with you.

If the container is really full, report this to the municipality.

Stick to the rules

It is prohibited to place other waste on top of or next to the textile bin. You risk getting a fine if you do this.

24 January 2017
10 April 2017