I 'phoned them on Monday and by Friday, the Black Country Rags and Wiper Company had emptied our textile bank. Based in the West Midlands, their original name is an indication of past environmental conditions in a great industrial area.
BCR Global Texiles, a recent formed division of the original company, has supported our recycling centre in a reliably efficient way, since 1994.
It's good to know that very little, in the form of waste, leaves their premises. They even recycle the plastic bags that our old clothes and shoes are packed in.
I should think that quite a lot of the clothing from our bank, is sent to developing countries or disaster areas. At least none of ends up in landfill sites, but I'm not too sure about that old pair of patched jeans of mine...!