Recycle for Lewisham

A blog written for residents of Lewisham

Recycle Week – Textile Recycling

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Following a succesful trial in Brockley and Telegraph Hill wards, you can now recycle textiles from your doorstep wherever you live in Lewisham.

The process is extremely easy, but it is a bookable service – so please don’t leave piles of clothes outside your house!

Here’s what you need to do …

1. Pick up a textiles recycling leaflet – you can get one from your local library, or download and print one from here.

2. Call 020 8314 7171 to arrange a collection date

3. Put your clean textiles into a bag and attach this leaflet to the bag, make sure each bag has its own leaflet.

4. Leave your bag outside your front door on the agreed collection date.

So what can we accept?:

Clean dry clothing, pairs of shoes or boots, belts, hats, bags, handbags, towels, bed linen, curtains, fabric.
If you are unsure of what you want to dispose of, ask when you call to book your collection.

What don’t we want?

Dirty, soiled or wet clothing, carpet, duvets, sleeping bags, pillows and cushions.

We’re running this collection service in partnership with Chris Carey’s Collections (CCC), a local family run textile business who generate over £100,000 a month for various charities by working in partnership with them. Virtually everything CCC collect is either re-used in the UK or in the developing world. Anything that is unable to be used is recycled into roof and wall insulation.

If you have any comments or issues regarding the service please let us know.

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