DONORS ASKED TO STOP RECYCLING CLOTHES UNTIL AFTER LOCK DOWN

People with clothes for recycling are being asked to hold onto their donations until the lock down ends. The recycling bank near Waitrose in Crewkerne is currently over-flowing and people have been leaving clothes and shoes in bin bags, which is not being collected as the pick-up service has been temporarily put on hold, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesman for the Salvation Army said: “Clothing bank collections have not been deemed ‘essential’ and therefore our collectors have not been granted key worker status. This means we have had to temporarily halt our collections to comply with Government guidelines.”

Supermarkets, local authorities and other customers, including corporations, have been asked to put closure notices on the clothes and shoes recycling banks and cordon off the areas, where practical to do so. Crewkerne Town Council have confirmed that they will be putting a closure notice on the recycling bank on Monday and have asked that people, “hold onto their donations until the clothing bank is emptied and has re-opened for normal service.”

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