Recycle with Michael

Children recycling

Recycle with Michael is a scheme that can raise money for your school and for charity whilst raising awareness about recycling.

When you sign up to Recycle with Michael, there is no big commitment or contract to sign – it is up to you how little or often you want to make a donation.

When you organise a donation day, we will send you collection bags for pupils to fill with their unwanted clothing and shoes and bring back to school.

We also provide downloadable support materials, including posters. We will then organise for one of our authorised collectors to pick up the donations.

We follow this with a report of how much you have donated and send a certificate for you to display at your school. The money raised from the sale of your donations is split equally between The Salvation Army and your school.

Working nationally with schools throughout the UK, we will provide you with the following:
  • A pack of branded 'Recycle with Michael' bags
  • 50% income share of the current textile market price
  • BACS payment of income directly into your school or PTA bank account
  • Appointed collection date for a SATCoL collector to attend
  • A display certificate showing volumes of textiles collected and funds raised
  • Social media coverage if appropriate
We’re helping to divert more clothes from landfill and giving them a new lease of life.
One of the clothing banks is located at Romanby Primary School in Northallerton where governor and Hambleton’s Head of Environment, Paul Staines said the children were keen to recycle.

He said: “Textiles are the UK’s fastest growing household waste stream and people sometimes forget that it’s just as important to recycle your old clothes as some of the more obvious items like newspapers and bottles.”

Paul Staines added: “Through this scheme we’re helping to divert more clothes from landfill and giving them a new lease of life, whilst raising money for both the school and The Salvation Army, which does such important work in communities throughout the UK.”

For more information about the schools recycling scheme contact email: schools@satcol.org 

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