Recycled goods

Support EAAA and do your bit for the environment!

Clothing

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 email info@eaaa.org.uk for more information. 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. 

Norfolk 

 Location  Address

 Postcode 

Helimed House 

Hangar 14, Norwich Airport, Gambling Close, Norwich   NR6 6EG

Stimpson's Piece Car Park

Bartle Court, Reepham   NR10 4FP

Beers of Europe  

Garage Lane, Setchey   PE33 0BE

Saracens Head  

75 Mount Street, Diss   IP22 4QQ

 

Suffolk 

Location Address  Postcode  
Clopton Parish Council  Clopton Village Hall, Clopton  IP13 6QN
Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council  Car park opposite village hall  IP17 2PB
Riverside Centre 6 Great Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew   IP17 1LL
1st Southwold and Reydon Scout Group  Mights Road, Southwold   IP18 6BE
Budgens, Great Blakenham  Moses Walk, Great Blakenham IP6 0GT
The Ellesmere Centre Ley Road, Newmarket  CB8 9TS

 

Cambridgeshire 

Location Address Postcode  
Guilden Morden Parish Council  Guilden Morden Village Hall, Guilden Morden  SG8 0JF
Fen Drayton Parish Council  Cootes Lane, Fen Drayton, Cambridge  CB24 4SL
Bottisham Sports & Social Club  31 Downing Close, Bottisham CB25 9DD
The Three Horseshoes The Green, Houghton, Hubtingdon  PE28 2BE

 

Bedfordshire 

Location Address Postcode  
Totternhoe Memorial Hall  Castle Hill Road, Totternhoe LU6 1QJ
Thurleigh Playing Field Trust  Thurleigh Playing Field, Keysoe Road, Thurleigh  MK44 2DZ
The Cock at Broom  23 Hight Street, Broom SG18 9NA

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 info@eaaa.org.uk 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. 

CRISP PACKETS – PROGRAMME ENDED

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 send any stamps you have collected to Freepost EAAA, there's no limit on size or weight.

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 info@eaaa.org.uk.  

Giveacar is not a profit for social enterprise that can turn your car into cash for EAAA. They will arrange a free collection from your home at the time that is convenient for you. Your car will then be auctioned or scrapped and the proceeds, minus the admin fees, will be donated back to us. To find out more call 0207 736 4242 or visit www.giveacar.co.uk.  

We are working in partnership with The Recycling Factory and can now accept ink and toner cartridges! 

This recycling scheme for charities is a completely free of charge service. TRF donate 100% of the value of all inkjet cartridges, which are successfully recycled.

Only selected inkjet cartridges are eligible for a donation, therefore please ensure that you check to see if the cartridge that you intend to recycle is listed attached. If the inkjet cartridge is listed, simply click on the freepost downloadable label below and affix this to your own packaging. Find the freepost label by clicking here. 

The weight limit for the freepost label is 1kg, but don’t worry if you have multiple items that exceed the weight limit, you can split these into smaller packages and use another label.

If you would like to recycle laser toner cartridges, please contact info@trf-uk.com for more information.