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CLOTHES BANKS

When left to rot in landfill or burned in incinerators, clothes release pollutants which are not good for us or our planet. No matter the type (yes even your old knickers!), every piece of fabric has the potential to be recycled. With 11 million items of clothing being sent to landfill each week we think it’s about time something was done to help reduce this figure.

So. Do you fancy a wardrobe clear out? Or do you no longer want that old pair of trainers sitting at the back of your cupboard? No problem. We have you covered! As part of our mission to help reduce the amount of textile waste that London is producing, we’ve placed multiple textile clothing banks across the city – 5 of which have been designed by the amazing street artist Bambi www.streetartistbambi.com

All you have to do is put your unwanted clothes in a bank and our friends at LM Barry textile recyclers will collect, sort through and recycle them – it’s as easy as that!

To find out where the closest bank is to you, simply browse our map below. We are launching more banks soon so stay tuned but if there isn’t one near you and you’d like one, please get in touch via hello@lovenotlandfill.org to let us know!

We’d love to hear from you. Get involved and let us know if you donate some clothes by posting a picture and/or using #lovenotlandfill for a chance to be featured on our social channels!

DO A DE-HAUL

You could go one better and do a De-Haul! Rather than a YouTube haul where you show off new clothes, have a wardrobe clear out and take them down to a Love Not Landfill clothes bank. Tell your followers why you’re getting rid of those clothes. Ex’s T-shirt? Pasta sauce down the front? Your mum bought the same jeans? Just gone off it? Post with the #lovenotlandfill and/or tag us and we’ll share it around.

Go find your nearest clothes bank

*As of 15.06.2020, our clothes banks are back in action after being closed due to COVID-19 

Title Address Description
Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre
The Broadway, Ealing, London W5 5JY, UK

*This bank is currently closed but we’re hoping to reopen it soon.

Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, The Broadway, Ealing, London W5 5JY

Ground Floor, adjacent to Tesco and opposite Mama Mia near the exit to the shopping centre.

TopShop Oxford Circus
London, UK214 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1C 1DA
On floor -2 by women’s shoes and the returns area
London Designer Outlet, Wembley
Wembley Park Blvd, Wembley HA9, UKLondon Designer Outlet, Wembley Park Blvd, Wembley HA9, UK

It’s at the back, on the top level on stadium way. Google stadium way and use these coordinates : 51.556921, -0.285088

Contiki Basement
38-51 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0DG, UK38-51 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0DG, UK

Head down the stairs and into the basement. It’s on your right as you go in the door.

Middlesex University
MDX House, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT, UK

MDX House, The Burroughs, Henden, London, NW4 4BT

It’s by the car park which is located on Greyhound hill

 

Truman Brewery, London
91/3A Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6QL, UK

Outside the Truman Brewey Events Office, Ely’s Yard London E1 6QR

(opposite DF Tacos restaurant)

Peckham Levels
F1-F6 Peckham Town Centre Carpark, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST, United Kingdom
 Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST
The car park is a short walk from Peckham Rye station. Turn left down Rye Lane (towards McDonalds), cross the road at the pedestrian crossing. Santander will then be on your right hand side and you should be facing Peckhamplex cinema. Walk towards the cinema, turn right and follow the alleyway all the way down until you see the black doors, take a peek inside and you will see our AO Architecture colour coded staircase.
Peabody Estate, Fish Island Place
28 Wyke Rd, Fish Island, London E3 2NZ, UK
Fish Island Place, Wyke Road, to the left, outside the caretaker’s and the main office.
 
We do apologise but this bank is for Peabody residents only.
Peabody Estate, Dongel St
Donegal St, Islington, London N1, UK
Dongel St, Islington
 
We do apologise but this bank is for Peabody residents only.
Peabody Estate, Greenman Street
Greenman St, Islington, London N1, UK
Greenman Street, Islington
 
We do apologise but this bank is for Peabody residents only.
Peabody Estate, Felstead Street
Felstead St, Hackney Wick, London E9, UK
Felstead Street, Hackney Wick 
 
We do apologise but this bank is for Peabody residents only.
Also check out the Impact Fashion app for the Love Not Landfill bank locations and hundreds of other places you can drop off unwanted clothes for recycling.
  • When your old clothes go into one of our clothes banks, if they’re wearable, they are sorted and sent to second-hand markets and shops around the world. Ever wondered who might wear them next? When you donate clothes at a Love Not Landfill bank you have a chance of finding out with #messageinapocket.
  • Fill out a #messageinapocket note which you’ll find on the side of the Love Not Landfill banks.
  • Fold and slip into the pocket of one (or more) of the items of clothing you’re donating.
  • Follow @LoveNotLandfill on

    and #messageinapocket and #lovenotlandfill to see who gets back in touch!