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 £60,000 from textile recycling throughout January 2019.

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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 2019. 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 (£52,507) by raising more than £60,000.

The competition is once again split into regions and the station that manages to collect the most in each country - England, Wales and Scotland, will receive a prize for their community as well as the coveted 'Rag' trophy.

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Recycling Championship 2018 Results

The winners from last year's Bag it and Bank it Recycling Championship are listed below. The map shows how much each bank raised in January 2018.

ENGLAND: Egremont Fire Station, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, collected a whopping total of 11,334 KG of clothing and textiles.

WALES: Treharris Fire Station, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, collected 760 KG.

SCOTLAND: Bishopbriggs Fire Station, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, collected 730 KG.

A special mention goes to Bingham Fire Station who did not let the absence of a textile bank stop them - they put the word out to the local community and managed to collect a total of 1,680 KG, putting them 4th place in England.

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.