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Collections following bank holidays

Collection days change following bank holidays. See late May bank holiday collections for information.

Due to delays on some rounds, collections may take place later than planned


In the average UK household, nearly a third of clothes (worth over £1,000 per household, £30 billion in total) haven't been worn in the last year. 

Here are some helpful questions to ask and things to think about when buying and laundering your clothes.

Smart shopping

  • Do you need it?
  • Is it versatile?
  • Will it last?
  • Is it easy to care for?
  • Can I buy second-hand?


  • check your care labels
  • air dry where possible
  • only wash when necessary
  • remove stains


  • Can you repair your clothing?

Recycle Devon have some simple fixes you can do at home. alternatively you could visit a local repair café.


  • can you upcycle your clothing into something you will continue to wear?

Find inspiration on how to refashion clothing

Sell, swap, share or donate

  • pass on any clothing you know longer wear

Find out more about organising a clothes swap.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 25 April 2023