Reuse & Recycle Services
Your PreLoved Items Help Us Raise Money
We always need high-quality stock for our stores. If you have items that could be loved by someone else, donate today.
Your unwanted clothes, bags and shoes can help keep us flying. Just drop them off at our nearest clothing bank to you – it couldn’t be simpler!
Received one of our bags? Fill up with the items listed below, leave on your kerbside in drivers view and we’ll be round to collect on the date given on the bag.
Whether it’s items you no longer love, items that no longer fit, or simply haven’t worn, we want them – if you wanted those items once, give us the chance to let someone love them again.
Our Recycling Banks
Did you know that because we own and operate our own clothing banks, we not only provide employment for many local people, we also get the best value for your clothing by selling it through our shops and beyond.
There are many items we accept into our banks:
- Clothes & Shoes – good quality garments that will look beautiful in our stores
- Accessories – ties, handbags, jewellery sunglasses and cases.
In our toy banks we want working, complete toys. Please don’t include broken toys as this can pose a hazard to our workers.
Kerb Side Donations
Our clothing bags are the quick and easy way to give us pre-loved items including clothing, household items and other items, including books and sports equipment.
As with all of our donations, we want the best quality to make sure we keep people coming back to our stores.
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We’re the first UK charity that is offering a full closed-loop recycling service of our own plastic bags to help us become greener and reduce the plastic that ends up in our fields and waterways.
The process involves our new in-house machine that turns our bags that are used for donations into pellets, to then be reprocessed into new donation bags that will come through your door.
How do you get your bag back to us? Simple! Fill one of our bags with your pre-loved items and either donate into your nearest recycling bank or leave for kerbside collection. We will sort the items to raise vital funds, and then recycle the bag.
Your donation not only helps us to save lives, but also save the planet.
Asset Recovery & Data Wiping
Donating Office Equipment for Reuse
We have launched a brand new service for organisations looking to replace office equipment. Our Asset Recovery and data wiping service follow all of the necessary processes to cleanse confidential information to the Ministry of Defence standards.
If you’re a business that’s interested in finding out more about how we can help, we have information here.
Members of the Textile Recycling Association
We are a member of the Textile Recycling Association and in 2015 was a finalist in the National Recycling Awards for Best Partnership Project with the Public Sector.
Our Green Strategy
Our Green Strategy
Discover our plan to become a greener, more energy-efficient charity to support the goal of reducing the environmental impact we make.
Frequently Asked Questions
Banks & Drop-offs
Yes, to ensure clothing banks are not overflowing we have a reduced driver taskforce who are responding to full banks which have been reported to us. Our textile donations have always been a vital part of our charities income and we hope that you can understand the need to continue with this, albeit with amended ways of working.
Banks & Drop-offs
We are one of the few UK charities that own and empty our clothing banks. If there are any issues you can get in touch with our Reuse team.
We own all of the Children’s Air Ambulance donation banks but sometimes hire subcontractors to empty banks that are based further away, as this is far more cost-effective than using our own drivers. However, we use our own vans to empty all of the Children’s Air Ambulance banks in Nottingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Oxfordshire & Bedfordshire.
There are 3x main ways to donate your goods;
1. Bag them and drop into our reuse banks, which you can find using our location finder
2. Arrange a kerbside collection either using the branded bag you may have received or by calling our team
3. Take your items to one of our stores or donation stations
If your local recycling bank is full you can contact us by email or calling 0300 3045 999
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