What we recycle

The money generated through clothing collections and the recycling of office supplies is reinvested back into the charity. This allows us to keep flying and to keep developing the service through the introduction of new equipment and life-saving techniques. Find out what we recycle here.

Clothing

Look out for one of our green and white collection bags dropping through your door and fill it with your unwanted clothing.

In addition to clothing we take curtains, towels, handbags, belts, shoes in pairs, and bedding, apart from quilts and pillows.

We do not collect bric a brac but will happily take books, CD’s and DVD’s in a separate bag.

We receive a very good price for the clothing collected and nothing is shredded or sold as rags. We do not sort the clothing as this guarantees us the best price from our buyers, many of whom are based in mainland Europe, where donated items are often sold in clothing shops.

Ink cartridges and mobile phones

We also collect unwanted mobile phones, working or not, so please consider donating if you have one in a drawer or if you have recently upgraded. We no longer collect printer ink cartridges from businesses but will accept them if bagged separately with clothing collections or if delivered to our Newton Aycliffe depot.  

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