Recycled goods

Support EAAA and do your bit for the environment!


Clear the clutter, make space in your wardrobe and raise money for EAAA! 

Each year in the UK it is estimated that 350,000 tonnes of used, but wearable, clothing is sent to landfill. That’s the equivalent weight of almost 98,000 of our helicopters.  

Working with Recycling Solutions, our new textile recycling partner, you can help reduce the amount being sent to landfill and raise money for EAAA by recycling your unwanted clothes at one of our new clothing banks.  

If you would like to host a clothing bank, please complete this short form. Ideal locations will have a high, frequent footfall and include:

  • Supermarkets and shops 
  • Business parks 
  • Community centres and village halls 
  • Pubs 
  • Garden centres 
  • Leisure centres. 

If you would like to support EAAA through clothing recycling but don’t have room to host a bank, we are able to offer one-off collections for businesses, schools and community groups. Please complete this short form and we will be in touch. 


 Location  Address Postcode
Feltwell Parish Council The Playing Field, Long Lane, Feltwell, Thetford IP26 4BB
Helimed House  Hangar 14, Norwich Airport, Gambling Close, Norwich  NR6 6EG
Hingham Sports Centre Watton Road, Hingham, Norwich NR9 4HB
Saracens Head   75 Mount Street, Diss  IP22 4QQ
Stimpson's Piece Car Park Bartle Court, Reepham  NR10 4FP
Swaffham Town Football Club The Pavillion, Shoemakers Lane, Swaffham PE37 7NS
Long Stratton Town Council Pavillion Manor Road Playing Fields, Long Stratton NR15 2XR
Mepal Village Hall Main Road, Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BX
South Creake War Memorial Pavillion The Green, South Creek, Fakenham NR21 9PD
Brancaster Staithe and Deepdale Village Hall Main Road, Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BX 
Belvedere Community Centre Belvoir Street, Norwich NR2 3AZ
Hillfield Nursery Mill Lane, Thorpe-Next-Haddiscoe NR14 6PA



Location Address  Postcode  
1st Southwold and Reydon Scout Group Mights Road, Southwold  IP18 6BE
Alderton Health Centre Mill Hoo, Alderton, Woodbridge IP12 3DA
Aldeburgh Surgery Victoria Road IP15 5BR
Budgens, Great Blakenham  Moses Walk, Great Blakenham IP6 0GT
Carlton Colville Community Centre Hall Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft NR33 8BT
Clopton Parish Council  Clopton Village Hall, Clopton  IP13 6QN
D.J. Spall Recycling Ltd The Garage, Dallinghoo, Woodbridge IP13 0LA
Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council  Car park opposite village hall  IP17 2PB
Needham Market High Street Car Park Public Car Park and Premises, Barretts Lane, Needham Market IP6 8BX
Riverside Centre 6 Great Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew  IP17 1LL
The Ellesmere Centre Ley Road, Newmarket  CB8 9TS
Woodbridge Rugby Club Hatchley Barn, Orford Road, Bromeswell, Woodbridge IP12 2PP 
Newton Green Village Hall School Lane, Newton, Sudbury CO10 0QS 



Location Address Postcode  
Bottisham Sports & Social Club  31 Downing Close, Bottisham CB25 9DD
Bruntwood SciTech Melbourn Science Park, Cambridge Road, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6EE
Fen Drayton Parish Council  Cootes Lane, Fen Drayton, Cambridge  CB24 4SL
Guilden Morden Parish Council  Guilden Morden Village Hall, Guilden Morden  SG8 0JF
Soham Town Rangers Football Club Julius Martin Lane, Soham, Ely CB7 5EQ
Steeple Morden Parish Council Village Hall car park, 29 Hay St, Steeple Morden, Royston SG8 0QR
Walton Highway Village Club Lynn Road, Walton Highway, Wisbech PE14 7DE
Haslingfield Parish Council Junction of High Street and Porker's Lane, Haslingfield CB23 1ND
Outwell Village Hall  136 Wisbech Road, Outwell, Wisbech PE14 8PF
Hiams Sports and Social Club Putney Hill Road, Prickwillow CB7 4UU



Location Address Postcode  
Biggleswade Town Council Dan Albone Car Park, Hill Lane, Biggleswade SG18 0BL
Flitwick Community Football Centre Ampthill Road, Flitwick MK45 1BA
Franklins Farm Shop Trumpetons Farm SG19 1PU
Parkside Community Hall Woburn Street, Ampthill MK45 2HX
Thurleigh Playing Field Trust  Thurleigh Playing Field, Keysoe Road, Thurleigh  MK44 2DZ
The Cock at Broom  23 Hight Street, Broom SG18 9NA
The Weatherley Centre Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade SG18 8JH
Coming soon! Totternhoe Memorial Hall Castle Hill Road, Totternhoe LU6 1QJ

When full, clothing banks will be emptied by the Recycling Solutions collection team, returned to the local hub and baled into large hessian sacks. The clothing is then sold to trading partners both in the UK and abroad to be sorted. The best quality items are sent to second-hand shops or markets in Europe, Africa or India. Items that cannot be re-worn are shredded and recycled into other materials, such as mattress stuffing. 

For each tonne of clothing sold, EAAA will receive at least £200. The maintenance and collection costs of the clothing banks are paid for by Recycling Solutions. 

The standard banks are 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep. However, there are other sizes available. Please email or call 03450 669 999 to find out more. 

Recycling Solutions are our only clothing recycling partner. We have previously worked with The Salvation Army but this partnership has come to an end and our joint-branding on these banks is in the process of being removed.  

World UK Trading Ltd have previously supported us with the collection of clothing bags. While they may still operate in your areas, we no longer work with them. Please double check the charity on the front of the bag and if it has our name on it, it is an old bag – please do not use it. 

Good quality clothing, shoes, textiles, handbags and belts can be recycled in our banks.  

Unfortunately, we cannot accept work uniforms, pillows, duvets or damaged/wet/contaminated clothing.  


Following TerraCycle ending their crisp packet recycling scheme in April 2022, East Anglian Air Ambulance is no longer accepting donations of crisp packets to be recycled. Please do not send any crisp packets directly to us. If you have been collecting crisp packets to recycle, please use this locator to find a recycling facility near you.

We’ve been able to fund six missions with the money raised from crisp packet recycling over the last three years and would like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful supporters that have been involved.  

Other ways to recycle

There are other ways you can support EAAA by recycling, browse below to find out more. 

Please note, we are unfortunately no longer able to recycle stamps. 

EAAA do not operate any charity shops so we cannot accept any items other than those listed on this page.  

If you would like EAAA to benefit from larger items you might have, The Bullock Fair Charity Shop in Harleston, Norfolk may be able to accept them. The shop supports a number of local charities and since 2004, they have raised an astonishing £1 million for EAAA! Please visit their website for opening hours.

Unwanted foreign currency can make a huge difference to us. 

We have Any Cash, Any Age coin collection boxes around the region for you to donate those coins that normally end up at the back of a drawer! To find your nearest box or enquire about hosting one, please contact our Supporter Engagement Team on 03450 669 999 or  

If you would like to recycle an old mobile phone we’d recommend using a company like Mazuma and then making a donation to EAAA.  

If you have a large number of mobile phones to recycle on behalf of a business or a group, please email with the number and models of mobile phones you’d like to recycle. Our team will then be in touch to see if we can assist.