Our ability to provide grants is based on the number of donations received and the subsequent amount of revenue generated. Any local organisation that matches our application criteria can apply for funding.
If you would like to make a donation please contact us or check our website to find your nearest clothing bank. We have banks located all around the north west of England situated at supermarkets, car parks and household waste sites.
To keep your donation dry and protected we'd really appreciate if you could place it into any type of bag such as a carrier bag or bin liner.
Textile recycling helps save the environment by reducing waste at landfill sites, and provides an affordable clothing supply to communities worldwide. Approximately 3% of household waste is made up of textiles, and it is estimated that more than 1million tonnes of textiles are send to landfill each year. Good quality items which can be reused are sold to second-hand clothing traders in the UK and worldwide. 'End of life' garments are recycled into industrial wipers and cloths, mattress filling, insulation and new fibres.
There are over 50 million unwanted or unused mobile phones currently in this country. This equates to approximately 5,000 tonnes of waste, some of which is toxic and could end up in a landfill.
Mobile phones place a huge burden on the world's natural resources. Crude oil, metals, and their manufacturing processes all take their toll. Recycled mobile phones provide communications for consumers and businesses in the UK and developing countries, and also helps to preserve and protect the environment for future generations.
As well as textiles we also recycle books. We try to ensure books in a saleable condition are re-sold to market traders, book shop owners and online book sellers before sending any surplus books for pulping and further recycling. Please contact us to discuss your requirements if you are interested in buying books from us.
If you have space on your land and would like to support local communities by hosting a bank we'd love to hear from you.
Our policy is to: