The Hague - Separating waste: textiles

Separating waste: textiles

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) Badly stained clothing
All shoes (tied together) Carpets and rugs
Hats and caps Glass, paper, plastic and household waste
Underclothes Mattresses
Soft cuddly toys Hard toys
Household textiles such as:
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Tablecloths
  • Blankets
  • Curtains
  • Duvet covers
  • Pillowcases
Duvets and pillows

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.

Published: 24 January 2017Modified: 7 December 2018