Our January Bank it and Bank It Recycling Championship is back, and with your help, we're hoping to break last years’ record by raising more than £70,000 from textile recycling throughout January 2020.

Find your nearest recycling location

How it works

This short video gives you an overview of how to donate textiles to us and what happens after you put them in one of our recycling banks.

Recycling Income

We run a successful recycling scheme which provides a valuable source of revenue for the Charity at no financial risk to the Charity.

How to get involved

Use the links below to learn more about our textile recycling initiative and to download tools which you can use to promote your local stations recycling bank.

Calling all fire stations

We are pleased to announce that The Fire Fighters Charity January Bag it and Bank It Recycling Championship is back for 2020. We're asking stations across the country to see how much clothing and textiles they and their local community can recycle during the month of January and we’re aiming to beat last years’ total amount (£68,145) by raising more than £70,000.

The competition is once again split into regions and the best station in England, Wales and Scotland will receive a prize for their Service as well as the coveted 'Rag' trophy.

We are also extending the competition to find the best recycling station from each Fire and Rescue Service. The winners will receive a certificate, giving them bragging rights over their neighbouring station!

Recycling Championship 2019 Results

The winners from last January's Bag it and Bank it Recycling Championship are listed below. The map shows how much each bank raised in January 2019.

ENGLAND: Egremont Fire Station, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, collected a whopping total of 14,730 KG of clothing and textiles.

WALES: Bridgend Fire Station, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, collected 1,040 KG.

SCOTLAND: South Queensferry Fire Station, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, collected 919 KG.

Thank you to everyone who took part and donated for this competition. Your hard work and generosity will support members of your fire and rescue service community with their mental, physical and social well being.

The full results from all the fire stations with recycling banks can be seen on this map. Click on a location to see how much money was raised by the recycling bank. Click on the icon in the top left corner to view map key and filters.