1/3 of clothes across the UK end up in the bin, despite the fact that stained, damaged and holey clothing can be recycled into new items, such as padding for chairs, car seats, cleaning cloths and industrial blankets. If you've got clothes too worn to wear, recycle them!

Letting go of outgrown, worn-out baby clothes might be hard, yet it also couldn’t be easier. Below are our top recycling tips to free up space, support a local community and reduce waste.

Got good quality, outgrown baby clothing? Up until 25th March 2017 you can #GiftABundle of good quality, outgrown baby clothing between ages premature - 3 years, to support other families from Mother's Day. We've partnered with Mothercare to make it easy to do so - drop into one of the 13 participating stores or click here for more info.

1) Don’t bin it, bank it

Any clothing that isn’t good enough to be passed on can still be given a new life via clothing banks. You can find clothing and textile banks in supermarkets and local car parks. Visit Recycle Now to find one near you.

2) Ask your council

Many local councils offer clothes and textiles collections. Visit your council’s website or do a quick google search to find out if your council does.

3) Book a free home collection

Some charities offer free home collections, picking up unwanted clothes direct from your door. Check with your local charity shop or visit TRAID to see if you’re a fit.

4) Not ready to let go? Get creative instead

Turn old clothes into new treasures such as a headband, stuffed toys, doll skirt, or a memory quilt. Find out how with Love Your Clothes.

Got a favourite DIY hack or tip for reducing textile waste? Let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you.