NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 29th, 2013.
A recycling charity is calling on Deeside residents to clear out their wardrobes for a good cause.
Flintshire Refurbs, a household goods recycling charity that supports the unemployed, is calling on residents across the county to get rid of their unwanted summer clothing.
The charity, which recycles household electrical and furniture items, launched a clothing and textile collection service earlier this year, and is urging Deeside residents to take advantage of its convenient service.
As well as collecting unwanted textiles from homes across Flintshire, the charity welcomes donations at its community store on the Aber Park Industrial Estate, Flint, where a range of clothes and textiles are also sold at an affordable rate.
Through its recycling operations, Refurbs retails affordable second-hand household goods and clothing while also offering training and employment opportunities to Flintshire residents that are out of employment or education.
Cheryl Nance, Refurbs Flintshire’s general manager, called on residents to clear out unwanted items from their summer wardrobes.
She said: “We’ve had a really encouraging response since launching the textile recycling service.
“There’s plenty of the summer left to enjoy, and we take the hassle out of getting rid of unwanted clothes. We collect from kerbsides across Flintshire and accept donations at our community store, where we also stock the best items that come in at really reasonable prices.
“Our service keeps the value of donated textiles within Flintshire, while also ensuring unwanted clothes are re-used and recycled.
“By donating to Refurbs Flintshire, the community helps other local residents learn valuable new skills and access employment opportunities, as well as helping the county reach its recycling targets.”
Donations of clothing, pairs of shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen, towels and curtains are all welcome. Refurbs Flintshire will not, however, be able to accept donations of duvets, cushions or pillows, as well as any textiles that are soiled, single or broken shoes or other miscellaneous items.
You can also request that Refurbs Flintshire collect unwanted textiles from your home. Simply get in touch with the charity to request a collection bag, which can be picked up from your kerbside.
Founded in 2002, Refurbs Flintshire is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation that offers environmental, social and economic benefits to the Flintshire community.
Over the last five years, Refurbs Flintshire has secured contracts worth almost £1m to the local economy and provided paid work experience and training to 160 people, achieving a job outcome rate of 76 per cent.
For more information on the charitable work carried out by Refurbs Flintshire, visit www.refurbs.org.uk follow the charity on Twitter at @RefurbsF, call 01352 734111 or visit the Refurbs community store at 1-3 Aber Park, Aber Road, Flint, CH6 5EX.