Recycling and donating your clothes and other gently used household items to local charities keep them out of the trash and give them into the hands of someone who can give them a second life.

Containers for donating clothes and textiles

Did you know that each of us “produces” about 16 kg of clothing  per year? Textiles often end up as an part of general municipal waste.  The easiest way to contribute to improving our environment is to place the used and unwanted textiles wrapped in plastic bags in special containers located in more than 30 streets of Brno. The textiles should be clean and dry. Find here the list with maps of textile collection containers in Brno.

Use the containers for:

  • all clothing, shoes, bags, handbags, home textiles (curtains, draperies, bedding, blankets, tablecloths, blankets).

Do not use the containers for:

  • the container are not for carpets, mattresses, foam, or dirty textiles.

What will happen with your old clothes?

Textiles are sorted by quality and usability into several categories. Each category undergoes different recycling cycle:

  1. First category of clothing goes to second hand shops, third world countries, or to charity. They continue to serve its original purpose.
  2. Low quality material is cut into rags and finds its use eg. in engineering or the automotive industry.
  3. Third category is reused in form of textile fibers which are then used by manufacturers of garments.

Local charities in Brno

In Brno, there are a few organizations where you can give clothes you don’t need anymore. Nadace Veronica is a foundation focused on the protection of nature, landscape and environment, based in Moravia. You can find their website here and check their work.

You can contact them and they will lead on how to donate clothes with them. Their stores at Panská 9, Pekařská 38, Palackého 25 and Svážná 16 in Brno are open until six and you can visit them not only to donate clothes but also to discover a world of volunteering (More about volunteering possibilities in Brno).

The second organization you can donate clothes or any unneeded things to is Šuplig – dobročinný obchůdek. Located at Cihlářská 1, the organization finances the activities of the Human Rights League by selling the clothes, accessories, and other objects. Find their Facebook page here for updates and more information.

Dobra Karma (Good Karma) invites all of us to bring all the things we don’t need anymore and let them find their new owner at their flea market at Lidická 77.

The flea market will take place on July 17 from ten in the morning until early evening. The relaxed event brings people with good intentions together with music and snacks.

Come and let others discover their own little treasures from objects you don’t really need anymore.

Find the Facebook event here.

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