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Recycling Textiles

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Jamming
Posts: 44
Joined: 29 Jun 2011, 18:53

Does anyone know where I can recycle textiles? (Pants,vests, socks, trousers with holes just in the knee)
CPR Dave
Posts: 229
Joined: 20 Apr 2021, 09:03

I just put all this stuff in the green bin these days. Costs me 12.50 environment tax to drive to a recycling point so I don't bother and just send it to landfill
Siduhe
Posts: 2048
Joined: 22 Feb 2007, 09:11

You have to go to Lewisham for textile recycling in our part of the borough. I think I last raised this with councillors in 2016 or 2017, and the advice was to use the mobile recycling truck (10am-1pm so no use for anyone working outisde ED and even that service has gone now). I use the Wood Vale.

https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/wast ... -recycling
Nigello
Posts: 3421
Joined: 27 Dec 2012, 15:48

Why not put them into a charity bin - there is one at the Plough, another at Mind at Goose Green and one on Hindmans Road at the corner shop? They take clothes and recycle the ?rags?.
Digbina
Posts: 162
Joined: 12 Jun 2012, 13:30

You should be able to drop these off at any charity shop. Just ask them if they take clothes for ragging. If they do, they?d probably appreciate it if you labelled the bag as rags, it saves them time sorting stuff out. They get paid per kilo. There?s also a clothing bin outside North Dulwich station.

Be aware that most places won?t accept duvets or pillows for textile recycling.
tomskip
Posts: 838
Joined: 22 Apr 2010, 23:44

The Sainsbury's Saver Centre at Bell Green still has a big recycling bank. Or you can take them to the Southwark tip (if you have a ULEZ compliant car of course). We usually take a couple of bags of fabrics and shoes for recycling in our bi-annual tip runs.
Dogkennelhillbilly
Posts: 1044
Joined: 30 Jul 2016, 08:04

Nigello Wrote:
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> Why not put them into a charity bin - there is one
> at the Plough

I believe the "charity" bin at the Plough is operated by a company under the Tvind umbrella. Tvind is...a bit questionable.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36940384
Sue
Posts: 23498
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

I take them to the hospice shop in a bag clearly marked "rags".
Callie
Posts: 1530
Joined: 28 Oct 2008, 07:59

There are clothes recycling bins by Family stores on corner of Hindmans & Upland Rd
rachp
Posts: 212
Joined: 29 May 2010, 09:38

St John?s hospice shop on Lordship Lane take them, I usually just drop them off and let them no it?s recycling so they don?t waste time going through the bag to check. It?s really easy if you live nearby and no risk that you turn up and it?s full (which can be a problem with the bins).
Sue
Posts: 23498
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Callie Wrote:
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> There are clothes recycling bins by Family stores
> on corner of Hindmans & Upland Rd

I have passed there and seen people rummaging through a load of clothes which they have pulled out of the bins and strewn over the pavement.
Jamming
Posts: 44
Joined: 29 Jun 2011, 18:53

Thank you everyone for responding. St Christophers took them but wanted them labeled "Rags".
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