Date: 25 August 2017
The August Bank Holiday weekend is traditionally the biggest and busiest for bootsales and a final clear out before the children go back to school.
Brentwood Borough Council collects around 60 tonnes of textiles every year. Thanks to agreements with textile recycle companies and the British Heart Foundation, most of this material is reused, recycled and repurposed.
A New textile bank at the council’s Warley Depot mean residents can take their unwanted clothing to the site knowing it will be recycled and help cut down the cost and waste to the environment. In addition, blue bags can be used and left outside your property on the morning of your collection from where they will be picked up by Essex Textiles in its easily identifiable van.
However, if you fancy a clear out to cash in on unwanted clothing first, try Dunton Car Boot, Barleylands or Boreham Boot Sale which are the nearest for residents.
For the best chance of selling unwanted clothing:
Chair of the Environment and Enforcement Committee, Cllr Keith Parker said: “We installed new recycling bins at the depot this year from which our contractors pick up the materials and recycle. We ask that our residents use these recycle banks responsibly of course and do not dump damp or soiled textiles here. The Bank Holiday weekend is an ideal time to have a clear out, before the children go back to school and make a bit of extra cash in the process. Alternatively, many charity shops will appreciate the donations of the better quality items. There are plenty of options available to dispose of textiles responsibly including collection from right outside your home – so now is an ideal time to do so.”
Dunton Car Bootsale takes place every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 5am in a field on Dunton Road – SatNav CM12 9TZ www.duntonbootsale.com £10 for a car
Boreham Car Bootsale takes place every Sunday just off the A12 at Generals Farm CM3 3HJ £12 for a car
Barleylands Car Bootsale takes place every Sunday from 9am at Barleylands Farm, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex. CM11 2UD. www.lazybonesuk.co.uk £10 for a car
Leigh on Sea Car Bootsale is hardstanding at the station carpark off Belton Way and a good option if the weather is poor and the fields are wet SS9 2ET. www.lazybonesuk.co.uk £12 for a car
** The average family clear out raises £150 at a boot sale which is tax free providing only personal unwanted items are sold.
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