Trainers and sports shoes

Trainers and sports shoes are not accepted in your local council’s kerbside recycling box, bag or bin or residual bin.

Trainers and sport shoes can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

You may want to consider donating them to a local charity, charity shop or community organisation.

*Find out more here: https://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/waste-recycling/household-waste-recycling-centres-hwrcs/

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  • Clothes and textiles should never be thrown away.
  • You can donate items that are clean and good condition to local charity shops or voluntary organisations who will be able to reuse them, or can always be donated to a local jumble sale or a clothes swap event
  • You can even donate unusable items (e.g. torn or ripped clothes, single socks) but keep them separate from good quality materials and label bags as rags.
  • Most clothes and textiles, regardless of their condition, can be recycled at all of Merseyside and Halton's Household Waste Recycling Centres.

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