Kerbside Collection in Rutland

Earlier this year Planet Aid agreed to a partnership with Rutland County Council to provide a kerbside collection of clothes, shoes and small electrical items from approximately 16,000 households on a six month trial basis.

The scheme is due to start on Monday 8th April and over Easter green and red bags were delivered to each household (along with an information leaflet) by five teams of Development Instructors from CICD working for Planet Aid.


The green bags are for unwanted clothes and shoes, and the red bags for unwanted electrical items both of which will be collected fortnightly and on the same day as the existing recyclable collection by Rutland County Council.

The DIs played a very important part, not only in the distribution of the bags and leaflets, but also in the preparation which was an enormous task. We really couldn't have completed this challenging action without their help and Planet Aid would like to thank them all for the enthusiasm and commitment they showed. 

The money that the Development Instructors earn whilst working for Planet Aid (approximately three months) will contribute towards their six month placement in a development aid project run by Humana People to People in either Africa or India later in the year. 

For more information about this pilot scheme please click HERE.

To find out more about CICD's Development Instructor programme please click HERE.