THE last place the City of Wanneroo wants old clothing to go is household bins.
The City will host a clothes drop-off day at two locations this Saturday in a bid to prevent garments going into general rubbish and recycling bins.
The drop-offs are at the Ashby depot and Butler Community Centre, where people can dump unwanted clothing and textiles.
Rubbish put in the general waste bins goes to the Neerabup resource recovery facility to be turned into compost, with non-organic matter sifted out and sent to landfill.
“Fabric and textiles in your green-topped bin cause problems at the composting plant in Neerabup,” acting assets director Grant Chettleburgh said.
“Fabric gets caught up in the moving parts of the digesters and form a large messy ‘fur ball’ inside.
“This ‘fur ball’ then has to be removed and sent to landfill.”
Clothing put into yellow-top recycling bins cannot be recycled and can jam machinery at the materials recovering facility.
People who cannot make the drop-off can donate clothing through charity bins or take them to the Tamala Park transfer station.
Where: Ashby depot, 1204 Wanneroo Road or Butler Community Centre, Connolly Drive
When: 8am-4pm on Saturday, June 3
Accepted items: clothing, textiles, manchester, bedding, towels, shoes.
Not accepted: E-waste, white goods, furniture, hazardous waste.