Council asks how it can improve textile recycling

Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

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CLOTHING and textile recycling could generate over £200,000 each year, and a council wants to hear views on what should happen to the money.

From April 2013, textile recycling banks on public land in Fareham will be managed by the council.

Fareham Borough Council is inviting residents to have their say on ways to improve clothing and textile recycling in the town, including ways to best use the money raised.

Over 750 tonnes of old clothing and textiles, worth over £200,000, were put in to household waste bins in Fareham in 2011.

Executive member for streetscene, Councillor Leslie Keeble said: ‘This is an opportunity for people to tell us how we can encourage more clothing and textiles to be recycled.

‘Also to ensure that the proceeds can be used to support worthwhile causes.’

Go to to complete an online survey.

Paper copies are available by phoning (01329) 236100.

Deadline for responses to the survey is midnight on Sunday, March 10.