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Watford Borough Council’s first free clothes swap

Come along to Watford Borough Council’s Museum on Thursday 13 September, where you’ll have the chance to refresh your wardrobe by swapping your unwanted clothes for new ones at the town’s first clothes swap event.

The clothes swap has been organised in partnership with Veolia and WasteAware to encourage people to donate unwanted clothes while updating their wardrobe for free. On average 30% of items in wardrobes haven’t been worn in a year*. Taking part in the clothes swap event encourages less waste and reduces the number of clothes going to landfill.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor, said: “I’m really pleased that the council is hosting the town’s first clothes swap event. This will be good for the environment and good for your bank balance too! This event will reduce waste and give your clothes a new lease of life.”

Participants can drop off up to 10 good quality items of clothing, shoes, and accessories to Watford Museum on Thursday 13 September from 5pm until 6pm (last drop-off time). You will receive one token in exchange for each item. You will then be able to come back to the Museum and swap your token for items between 6.30 and 8.30pm.

Please note that the following items will not be accepted: pierced jewellery, nightwear, swimwear and underwear (including socks) and children's clothes.

Items must be in good condition. Items that have shrunk, are stained or need repairing (e.g. missing buttons, broken zips, loose sequins or beading, rips, tears, fabric pulls or holes, bobbly bits, disintegrating seams or hems, lint or fluff) will not be accepted.

For more information, visit watford.gov.uk/clothesswap