The Fire Fighters Charity can earn up to £200 per tonne of old clothes, shoes and textiles. Such items are placed in bright yellow boxes that carry The Fire Fighters Charity logo. These recycling bins can be found in certain car parks and so on, but also at some fire stations. The fire station at Moira near Swadlincote has one of the recycling bins on their forecourt. It is also possible to recycle old mobile phones by requesting a collection envelope by clicking here
Many of us will have experienced first hand the fire fighters’ service – whether you called 999 as the first on the scene at an accident or have had to have first hand assistance.
Further information on The Fire Fighters Charity
Raising money by recycling textiles is an excellent idea from the charity. Why not check out their website for other activities in your local area?