Charity collections which aim to increase textile recycling in a bid to fight global poverty will be rolled out in St Albans.

The clothes reuse charity TRAID has expanded its free home collections service offering scheduled pickups of unwanted clothes and shoes to every household in the city. 

The service can be booked online, by phone or email giving people a hassle-free way to donate unwanted clothes directly to charity, direct from their door.

Collections take place at agreed times when people are at home so donations are not left outside where they are vulnerable to theft and bad weather.

Maria Chenoweth-Casey, TRAID Chief Executive said: "We are delighted to offer St Albans people a sustainable and convenient way to donate clothes to charity, rather than throwing them away. 

"Every donation is precious enabling TRAID to stock its charity shops and raise funds to protect the environment, deliver sustainable education and fight global poverty. "

People are asked to have a minimum donation of at least one large bin liner sized bag.  TRAID accepts good quality clothes, shoes, accessories, linen and homeware.

One million tonnes of textiles are sent to UK landfill and incineration every year, with at least 350,000 tonnes of these textiles good enough quality to be worn again.

To book a collection visit: or call 020 8733 2580 and then press 1 to book a collection or email: