Salvation Army plea: Recycle unwanted clothes to help the needy

THE Salvation Army Trading Company has issued a plea for members of the public to recycle their unwanted clothes over the festive period to help people in need throughout the UK.

Whether you’re having a pre-Christmas clear out or you receive unwanted gifts, by dropping your unwanted textile items into the familiar Salvation Army-branded green banks in your local supermarket car park or recycling centre, you are not only helping the environment but also the millions of people across the country that The Salvation Army supports each year.

Most items are accepted including clothing, pairs of shoes, accessories, household linens and even cuddly toys.

Of everything that is donated to the Salvation Army, 99 per cent is reused or recycled, with profits being gift-aided to The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The charity, provides homeless services, elderly care facilities, support at emergency incidents, family tracing, disability services, support for those with addictions and much more. For more information and to locate your nearest Salvation Army clothing bank, visit