How it works

Find out more on how we give a new purpose to unwanted clothes.

Waste material matters!

It is essential to recycle textiles as they present particular problems in landfills. Synthetic (man-made fibres) products will not decompose, and while woollen garments do compose, they produce Methane, which contributes to Global Warming. Clothing must be collected in a separated system as contamination with other waste material renders the clothing unfit for recycling.

As the clothing collected is of a very high standard, it is exported around the world for re-wear and recycling. We co-operate with reputable specialist companies worldwide to achieve our sustainable ambitions.

Re-worn & recycled around the world

Once the clothing of high standard is collected it is then transported around the world for re wear and recycling

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United Kingdom

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Africa

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Eastern Europe

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Asia

Our Clothes Pod process

First step of the Clothes Pod recycling process

1. Separate your textiles for recycling

Second step of the Clothes Pod recycling process

2. Ensure they are clean and dry

Second step of the Clothes Pod recycling process

3. Find your nearest pod

Second step of the Clothes Pod recycling process

4. Place all eligible items in Clothes Pod

Second step of the Clothes Pod recycling process

5. The clothes are separated & transported for re-wear and recycling

What you can give

We can accept


General
Clothing items
Underwear
Sheets
Shoes in pairs
Blankets
Curtain

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Sorry not accepted

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Duvets
Pillows
Carpets
Any soiled or
Wet items
Toys

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Where to drop off your clothes?

With over 1,200 convenient locations throughout Ireland, find your nearest Pod today.

Our Pods are being serviced as normal as we have been advised by numerous County Councils that our service is considered part of the Waste Management Structure and currently the Waste Management both nationally and locally is considered an essential service