Harrow Borough Council organises clothes swapping event at Gayton Library

Harrow Times: Lisa O'Grady (far right) donated some clothes, she is pictured with Sarah Elliss, Natalie Morgans and Kirsty Waugh Lisa O'Grady (far right) donated some clothes, she is pictured with Sarah Elliss, Natalie Morgans and Kirsty Waugh

Thrifty and environmentally-friendly Harrow residents attended a clothes swap run by Harrow Borough Council on Saturday.

The 'swishing' event was part of the council’s Wear it, Love it, Share it campaign which is being run in partnership with the West London Waste Authority to encourage people to trade-in good quality unwanted clothes.

People were able to drop off their clothes at Gayton Library, in St John’s Road, from 11am and to collect others from 1pm until 2pm.

People were encouraged to attend with up to ten good-quality items of clothing, shoes or accessories.

They were then given a token for every item they donated and were able to exchange these for other goods.

Harrow Council’s portfolio holder for environment and community safety, Councillor Phillip O’Dell, explained that with recycling in Harrow already among the highest in London, the authority had decided to work on reducing waste going to dumps.

He said: “Residents were helping to save landfill space, save valuable resources and prevent damage to the environment.

"Reducing waste will ultimately have a huge impact on landfill costs so I would encourage all of our residents get ‘swishing’ to help reduce waste and to revamp their wardrobe without breaking the bank.”

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