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Have you noticed if your clothes banks are overflowing with ‘donated’ items? My local recycling centre has one and the amount of clothes and shoes piled high and around is astonishing! I’m sure people have more time to rifle through their old items to throw out, but I’m a bit concerned that some items have been dumped due to ‘contamination’, which is just left out and about

hspexy
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

I haven't been out the house since lockdown so I've no idea about our local clothing bins, but they are normally quite full at the best of times anyway so I wouldn't be surprised. Ours aren't at the recycling centre, they are in different places around the town, so you can't stop people from donating items due to safety fears.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

should wash all the clothes...

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hspexy
hspexy
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2 months ago

They will need boiling! But knowing how it is, people will still rummage and then sell on eBay without washing

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644682 months ago

I noticed that the clothes bank in Morrison’s cars park has been closed, probably during this period they do not wish for donations and potential spreading of germs. Before they closed it, there was lots of donations overflowing also!

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dholly39
dholly392 months ago

i take it its due to people having a clear out in the spare time

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ptenn00
ptenn002 months ago

yes I have seen a pile up, and the people who usually collect them are probably self isolating, so the pile up is worse than it usually is. I'm sure some people may be rifling through them in the night

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hspexy
hspexy
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2 months ago

They usually do. I suppose if a lot of people are worried for their future, the6 might just start rummaging to get stuff to sell on eBay and gumtree, etc

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees2 months ago

Could this not just be because charity shops are closed? (at least I presume they are) so this is the only place to take them now?

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