The amount of textiles being recycled in Waltham Forest has more than doubled in six months according to council figures

Waltham Forest residents recycling materials 'more than ever'

Waltham Forest residents recycling materials 'more than ever'

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

Residents in Waltham Forest have been praised for their willingness to recycle.

In the last six months the number of textile banks in the borough has risen from seven to 47.

Materials that are no longer fit for wear are being deposited for re-use now more than ever.

Almost ten tonnes of textiles were collected in May alone with just 4.1 tonnes being collected in November 2013.

Councillor Clyde Loakes called it a 'dramatic increase' saying that people in the borough have really 'stepped up their game'.

The Council’s latest campaign to encourage residents to recycle more is called ‘Yes you can’ and highlights the fact that 70 per cent of household waste is recyclable.

Charity TRAID is now offering collection of unwanted clothes and materials.

For more information visit www.traid.org.uk or phone on 020 8733 2580.

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11:22am Fri 29 Aug 14

driftingcowboy says...

Unfortunately, these Traid recycling bins are also attracting fly-tippers as bundles of unwanted clothes are dumped around the locations. Of course, no-one in authority will do anything about it as they kid themselves that the bigger picture of 'more recycling' is promoted instead.
Unfortunately, these Traid recycling bins are also attracting fly-tippers as bundles of unwanted clothes are dumped around the locations. Of course, no-one in authority will do anything about it as they kid themselves that the bigger picture of 'more recycling' is promoted instead. driftingcowboy
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6:34pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

driftingcowboy wrote:
Unfortunately, these Traid recycling bins are also attracting fly-tippers as bundles of unwanted clothes are dumped around the locations. Of course, no-one in authority will do anything about it as they kid themselves that the bigger picture of 'more recycling' is promoted instead.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]driftingcowboy[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, these Traid recycling bins are also attracting fly-tippers as bundles of unwanted clothes are dumped around the locations. Of course, no-one in authority will do anything about it as they kid themselves that the bigger picture of 'more recycling' is promoted instead.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Villagecranberry
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