Coulgate Street textiles recycling


Coulgate Street now has a textiles recycling bank, ideal for clothes in reasonably good condition, but also suitable for stuff that would otherwise go in the bin. On Twitter, EnviroLewisham confirms that this is a trial location and they are open to other suggestions, so post below if you have a better idea.

3 comments:

Coulgate Street said...

Bad idea, the site has already turned into a rubbish tip after a week...

MalpasSimon said...

It was a rubbish tip before, at least there's less space to dump rubbish now. Although I'm confused... Where do the clothes end up? Is this a charity thing the council are running? Clothes are collected as part of our normal mixed recycling doorstep collections but i believe they are shredded and used in other ways by the recycling plant. Is this what Lewisham is doing with these clothes too? If so then it's completely pointless.

JPG said...

I saw a drunk using clothes as a mattress on Brockley common recently. A second pile of clothes has been dumped on the common now. I moved some down to the recycling bank, but they are all sodden and muddy now. I suspecrt that more clothes will be found under the bridge, where the drunks like to disappear to (is there an old tunnel?). Apparently you can sell old clothes by the kilo in some locations, but the drunks seem more keen to litter the area than convert cash into alcohol. Brockley has gone downhill since the drunks were enticed into the area by the Shardeloes experiment.

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