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

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

The Street, Westfield Stratford City

Ground floor, opposite Sofa Workshop

The Street, Westfield Stratford City

London E20 1EJ

Westfield London, Shepherds Bush

Westfield London, Shepherds Bush

Westfield London, Shepherds Bush

Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7GF, UK

TopShop Oxford Circus

214 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1C 1DA

TopShop Oxford Circus

London, UK

Beyond Retro, Brick Lane

Beyond Retro, Brick Lane, 110-112 Cheshire St, London, E2 6EJ

Beyond Retro, Brick Lane

110-112 Cheshire St, London E2 6EJ, 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

Beyond Retro, Soho

Beyond Retro, Soho, 58-59 Great Marlborough St, London, W1F 7JY

Beyond Retro, Soho

58-59 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7JY, 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!