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Textiles and small electrical collections

We are currently trialling a free kerbside collection service for your unwanted textiles and broken small electrical items.

The trial will initially cover approximately 75% of households in Chichester District and has been designed to make recycling at home even easier. The trial started in July 2021 and we will look at options later this year to see if this is something that can be rolled out to the whole of the district.

As part of the trial we are also introducing a coffee pod recycling service in partnership with Podback. 

These collections are bookable online and not conducted by your normal waste or recycling crew. Collections may be different from your normal bin day.

How does the textile and small electrical collection service work?

To use this service, follow our step-by-step guide and help us to recycle your items:

  1. Check it - Check to see if your item is accepted below.
  2. Book it - Book your collection. 
  3. Bag it - Place your items in an old, standard size plastic carrier bag making sure to keep textiles and small electricals separate and tie it securely.
  4. Recycle it - Leave your bag outside at your normal collection point where it is clearly visible from the roadside, or communal bin area, by 7 am on the booked collection day.
  5. Let us do the rest - The dedicated crew will collect the bags on your requested day for sorting and recycling. Please remember collections are not conducted by your normal waste or recycling crew.

Please do not leave bags out overnight. If the items become wet, we are unable to recycle them and won't be able to collect your bags as part of this service.

What do we collect?

Book a free textile or small electrical collection



CategoryWhat we collect
ClothingAny used clean dry clothing items



Duvet covers


Paired Shoes





Tea Towels


Textiles we cannot currently accept:

  • Soiled or wet clothing
  • Carpets or rugs
  • Duvets and pillows
  • Face masks
  • Books
  • Bric-a-Brac
  • Metal, glass or sharp objects
  • General waste

Small electricals

CategoryWhat we collect
Small household appliances

Air purifiers, fresheners and diffusers (please remove perfume or oil)

Automatic peelers, can openers and jar openers

Blenders, smoothie makers and juicers

Clocks, including alarm clocks

Coffee machines, including grinders

Electric blankets

Extension cables and leads

Fans (e.g. small desk fan)

Fan Heaters

Handheld vacuum cleaners, dust busters and hand held steam cleaners

Ice cream machine




Toasters, including sandwich toasters and grills

Travel adaptor

Disposable Vapes (e.g. Elf bars)


Bike lights

Ceiling lights

Christmas tree, fairy and string lights

Desk and table lamps

Torches (remove any batteries)

Wall lights

Personal grooming

Bathroom scales

Epilators and electric shavers and trimmers

Hair clippers

Hairstyling tools (including hairdryers, straighteners, tongs and ceramic rollers)

Electric toothbrush


Electronic toys and games

Games consoles and controllers

Phones and Accessories

Answering machines

Landline phones



Visual and Audio Equipment

Cameras and camcorders




MP3 Players and iPods

Musical instruments


Small speakers and stereo systems

IT and accessories

DVD players

Keyboards, mouses and headsets

Remote controls

Small printers, scanners and fax machines


WIFI routers

Monitoring and Control Instruments

Baby monitors

Carbon monoxide detectors

SMART energy screens (less than 6" diameter)

Smoke alarms/detectors

Thermostats/temperature control devices

Timers (including cooking timers and light timers)

Small Electricals we cannot accept:

  • Batteries (please ensure you remove all batteries before recycling any devices)
  • Microwave ovens
  • Energy saving lightbulbs and florescent tubes
  • Glass or ceramic items (e.g. slow cookers, glass kettles, etc.)
  • Larger printers (including those with scanners), ink cartridges and toners
  • Televisions and screens
  • Items that are bigger than a standard sized carrier bag

For large items please visit our Bulky household waste collection page for further information. 


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