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House-to-house collection licences

Guidance notes

Please read our guidance notes before making an application.

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Information for residents

List of licensed house-to-house collections

You can view the current list of licensed house-to-house collections in the following document.

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Textile banks and charities

There are a large number of textile banks in the area. This helps people in need of clothing at home and abroad, as well as supplying the textile industry. Clothing can also be donated to jumble sales or charity shops in the borough, but must be in good condition. Soiled items and duvets and pillows cannot be accepted.

Around 7.5 billion items of clothing are placed in UK recycling bins every year, many of which still have 60% of their usage left. For more information on recycling textiles and clothing, try the Salvation Army or Oxfam.

If you receive a bag through your door for charity clothing collections, please make sure that the charity is a genuine known charity as there are sometimes bogus collections made in the area. Please be aware that some bogus collectors may also collect charity bags that are not theirs.

If you are concerned about any collection bag put through your letter box please first check if it is approved by checking the list of licensed house-to-house collection in Bracknell Forest and list of charitable organisations with exemption orders in the documents section of this page. If you are unsure about a collection please contact us with details.

Please remember that clothes recycled through your local charity shops or clothes bank are very likely to generate significantly more income for a chosen charity than collections from your house.

Complaints about house-to-house collections

If you want to complain that a person carrying out a house-to-house collection is causing a nuisance or if you believe that there has been a breach of licence conditions please contact us so we can investigate.

Contact information

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