Charity clothes collection in the UK

Donate your unwanted clothing to a charity that will pick it up from your home.

woman donating clothes to charity

by Emily Gilbert |

We all know how busy life can get and sometimes, that bundle of clothes you've decided to donate from your wardrobe can just sit there for weeks on end, waiting to be taken to your local charity shop and slipping to the bottom of your to-do list.

One way of effortlessly tackling this is by arranging a charity clothes collection. Sometimes you may receive a bag through your letterbox which you can then fill with your clothes and leave out for collection but otherwise, you may need to get in touch with a charity to arrange a collection where you fill up your own bag.

Why arrange a charity clothes collection?

• It's hassle-free

• You'll help raise money for a great cause

• It's good for the planet

• You'll often support others in need around the world

What can I donate?

This will differ depending on the company you choose to donate your clothes to so it's worth checking on their website. Typically, most accept women's, men's and children's clothes along with shoes and accessories. Some do however also accept things like linen, bedding, toys and more.

What isn't accepted?

Dirty or worn-out clothing isn't accepted. A good rule of thumb is if you wouldn't (or couldn't) wear it - don’t donate it!

Charity clothes collection from home

iCollectClothes

iCollectClothes operates a charity clothes collection service in major UK cities, enabling residents to donate womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and other select items to raise funds for a charity of their choosing.

Charities include HEART UK, Kidney Care UK, Troop Aid and more.

Charge: free

Collect My Clothes

Simply bag up your unwanted clothes, shoes, bags and accessories in a clean bag and request a collection using the online form. You must have at least four full bin bag sized bags that need collecting.

Your goods will be recycled or reused ethically, with most being sent to Eastern Europe and Africa to provide people with affordable clothing. Your chosen charity will then receive a minimum of £200 per ton collected.

Charities include Alzheimer's Society, Alder Hey and more.

Charge: free

woman sorting clothes

Collection 4 Clothes

Established in 2017, just email or call Collection 4 Clothes to arrange a collection. Fill the bag with your pre-loved items then leave it on your doorstep on the day of your scheduled collection. Everything collected is sent in a container to Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, and sold at affordable localised prices. Anything that is not saleable is ethically recycled, and the materials used to make items locally.

Charities include World Cancer Care Charity, Great Ormond Street and more.

Charge: free

Clothes Aid

Look out for one of Clothes Aid's clothes collection bags through your door or get in touch with them for a collection. Then just fill your bag with your pre-loved clothes and fashion accessories. Everything collected is sold on to stock European department stores that are full of premium second-hand clothes and accessories from Britain. Between 84 and 95 per cent of the profit is donated to charity.

Charities include Cash For kids, Cancer Support UK and more.

Charge: free

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