Recycle Your Textiles

Our recycling project is managed throughout the UK by "D Robinson & Co Ltd".

We have a number of banks located across the UK, where you can donate your:

  • unwanted clothes
  • paired shoes
  • handbags
  • belts
  • towels
  • bedsheets.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

My local textile bank is full what should I do with my bag of clothes?

Call the number on the bank and request that it is emptied. Please return with your donation in a few days to place it into the bin. 

Where is my closest recycling bank?

Please e-mail recycling@fowsart.org.uk

What if I accidentally post my keys or wallet into the bank?!

Please phone the number on the bank and arrange a mutually convenient time for them to open it. Please do not attempt to climb or reach into the bank.

What happens to the donated clothes?

The textiles are sorted into type, those that are wearable are sold around the world, and those that are not are turned into rags and sold for use in industry. The funds this generates are donated to Water Search and Rescue to allow us to kit the volunteer rescue team out with the equipment they need to help protect life in and around water.

How do we get a textile bank on a community site?

If you would like to have a recycling bank on your site please contact us at recycling@fowsart.org.uk to discuss the options.

Textile Recycling Bank Dimensions (Approx)
 
Large
Small
WIDTH
1500mm (5ft)
1115mm (3ft 9")
HEIGHT
1940mm (6ft 3")
1460mm (4ft 91/2")
DEPTH
1220mm (4ft)
935mm (3ft 1")

 

We can supply posters and digital content to help promote the bin within your community.