Old school uniforms should be recycled, says Lewes District Council

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School may be out for the summer but that doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the road for old uniforms and shoes.

More than 80 tonnes of unwanted clothes and shoes were recycled last year by residents of Lewes District, through the kerbside recycling scheme and local textile recycling banks. This equates to 13 single-decker school buses. The council’s Zero Heroes Campaign is calling on families to continue to do their bit to recycle unwanted school uniforms.

There are a number of ways to recycle. Clean school uniforms in good condition can be donated to local charity shops, kerbside collection schemes and clothing banks.

If you would like to find out more on the Zero Heroes Campaign to reduce, reuse and recycle and become a Zero Hero please go to and sign up at www.zeroheroes.me