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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

Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre

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.

Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre

The Broadway, London W5 5JY, UK

TopShop Oxford Circus

214 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1C 1DA
On floor -2 by women’s shoes and the returns area

TopShop Oxford Circus

London, UK

Beyond Retro, Dalston

Beyond Retro, Dalston, 92 -100 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XB

Beyond Retro, Dalston

92-100 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7XB, UK

London Designer Outlet, Wembley

London 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

London Designer Outlet, Wembley

Wembley Park Blvd, Wembley HA9, UK

Contiki Basement

38-51 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.

Contiki Basement

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

Middlesex University

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

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

 

Middlesex University

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

Westfield Shopping Centre, Sheperds Bush, London

Burger King, Wood Ln, White City, London W12 7SL

If coming from shopping centre, head down to level -2 and take the escalator outside. It’s in between the bus station and Burger King, on Wood Lane which is on your left when you leave the building.

Westfield Shopping Centre, Sheperds Bush, London

Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7SL, UK

Truman Brewery, London

91 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR

(Opposite 93 Feet East outside the Truman offices, by the statue on the left of the building)

Truman Brewery, London

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

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ
Enter Pop and walk down the first walkway which is on your left-hand side. Walk all the way to the very back, passing The New Zealand Cellar and Halo Burger (which are on you left), until you get to a set of stairs with an orange hand-rail straight ahead. The bank is immediately on your right.

Pop Brixton

49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ, UK

Peckham Levels

 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.

Peckham Levels

F1-F6 Peckham Town Centre Carpark, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST, United Kingdom

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!