Cookstown Textile Recyclers is the largest textile recycling company in Ireland.
Cash for Clobber from Cookstown Textile Recyclers is the easy way to generate funds for your school, club or organisation. It is also a great way to raise awareness of global recycling and demonstrate the benefits of a greener, cleaner future for us all, both here and in the developing world.
When your school or society participates in the Cash for Clobber programme, it encourages children, parents and guardians to contribute their used or unwanted clothes, shoes (pairs only), handbags, hats, scarves, bed linen and curtains. Pillows and duvets cannot be recycled for hygiene reasons, but duvet covers and pillow cases can be re-used. You will then be paid guaranteed premium rates and a cheque will be issued after every collection.
The scheme is free - there are no collection fees or any hidden fees. We also run separate competitions, with cash prizes in the thousands of pounds, for the schools and clubs which recycle the most clothes and textiles throughout the year.
CTR’s Cash for Clobber schools’ recycling scheme sponsors Eco Schools’ Waste Topic. The joint programme is an international initiative designed to encourage action for the environment and raise much-needed funds for schools. Our recognised award scheme accredits schools that make a commitment to continuously improve their environmental performance while benefiting from unbudgeted funds they otherwise would not have. Eco-Schools is also an invaluable learning resource that raises awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues through activities linked to curricular subjects.
CTR is proud to sponsor the Eco-Schools Waste Topic and to celebrate this wonderful partnership we would like every school in the country to become involved in the Cash for Clobber scheme. There are now over 1,100 schools registered for Eco-Schools in Northern Ireland representing 15 million children in 58 countries worldwide – but, the scheme is open to all schools throughout the country, not just existing Eco-Schools. The benefits are two-fold – work towards your Eco-Schools award and raise cash for your school. So, get your Eco-Committees’ brains in gear on reducing waste and coming up with innovative ideas to recycle clothes and textiles.