Textiles

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THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DISPOSING OF

7%

recycled - Australians only recycle 7% of the total textiles disposed

95%

recyclable - 95% of all textile waste in Australian landfills is recyclable.

10%

of global CO2 production comes from textile production

Textile disposal is one of the largest problems facing Australia, the production and consumption of textiles puts an intense strain on the environment with Co2 gas production being the main cause for concern in the production and incorrect disposal of Textiles. Textiles are categorised as 

  • Any product manufactured by weaving, knitting or felting.
  • Any kind of raw material like fibre or yarn, suitable for weaving.
  • Anything is related to fabrics or producing of fabrics.
  • The fundamental component of ready-made garments.
  • A finished piece of cloth used for specific purpose.
  • Any kind of material composed of natural or synthetic fibre.

The problem in Australia runs much deeper as Australians consume the 2nd highest number of textiles in the world following the United States of America. An average of 27 kilograms of new clothing per year is purchased, while an average 23 kilograms is disposed of and sent to landfill each year, or 93 per cent of the textile waste we generate.

How can you dispose of textiles?

Textiles can be recycled at a number of facilities in Australia, however, most textiles can be re-used or re-purposed if you would like to book a collection of textiles through us at Redooo, that is possible. However if you don't have the quantities to justify a full bin collection there are a number of ways you can dispose of Textiles without payment including drop off locations like H&M and Zara for used clothing, where Sheriden can receive and dispose of used bed wear and towels.

There are also options available for you if you would like to giveaway used clothing utilising facebook marketplace, or local groups and donation bins. Boomerang Bags may accept clothing donations for the creation of cloth bags to assist in the removal of plastic bags from circulation. Animal shelters and Veterinaries are always looking for used bedding, towels and sheets, so if you have those in excess, call your local shelter or Vet before disposing. Mechanics will take used clothing, bedding, towels and utilise them as rags.

How can Redooo help?

Redooo provides information and disposal options in bulk quantities for textiles, our aim is to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill out of convenience when better options are available for businesses and residents across Australia. Redooo aims to educate consumers on best practice disposal and recycling opportunities available to them across a multitude of waste streams. Hopefully, long-term, Redooo will increase recycling numbers and reduce the amount of waste heading to landfill.

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Important notice

Please note that acceptance criteria varies across States and Territories. Have a look at our Allowed and Prohibited lists below to get an understanding, however in order to receive information about the most recent regulation, please visit you local council website.

Unless noted otherwise, Hazardous Materials** and Dangerous Goods*** are strictly banned in all waste streams. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

**Hazardous Materials - Unless explicitly allowed, Hazardous Materials include Aerosol Cans, Tyres, Batteries, Asbestos, Chemicals of any kind, Oil Heaters, Gas Bottles, Fire Extinguishers, Old Insulation, Fibro, Fibreglass roof sheeting, Fibro-cement sheeting, Ammunition, Flares, Paint, Paint Related Products, Other Prescribed or Hazardous Wastes, Bio Wastes or any Liquid or Flammable Waste like Fuel and Oil, Poisons, or any other Liquid Waste. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you.

***Dangerous Goods - Unless explicitly allowed, Dangerous Goods include Explosive Substances and Articles, Gases, Flammable Liquids and Solids, Self-Reactive Substances and Solid Desensitized Explosives, Substances liable to spontaneous combustion, substances which, in contact with Water, emit Flammable and/or Toxic Gases, Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides, Toxic Substances, Infectious Substances, Radioactive Material, Corrosive Substances, Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles. If you are not sure or have a requirement to dispose of any of these types of items please contact us and we will find a solution for you..