Textile recycling

Published: 16 February 2024

Several clothing banks which are not linked to any charity have recently appeared around the district, including outside Tesco on Knowsley Road. They misleadingly have “supporting people in need” printed on them, but no registered charity number is shown and there is no mention of where donations will go. The banks seem to be owned not by a charity but by a limited company.

Residents wishing to donate unwanted clothes and shoes are advised to look for textile banks affiliated to known charities such as Air Ambulance, the Salvation Army, etc. The banks should be clearly marked with a registered charity number.

More information may be found on West Berkshire’s web site.