About Us

We are a small business based in Hampshire, working since 2013 to promote textile recycling, reduce waste to landfill and also give people the opportunity to get something back for their unwanted textiles.
Astra Recycling logo - textile recycling, clothes donations and fundraising in the south of England - Hampshire, Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and the Isle of Wight

Our Cash 4 Clothes recycling scheme is designed to benefit local communities, charities and schools.

We are proud to be partners with The Children’s Air Ambulance, helping to save lives through providing textiles banks and door to door collection services

We work with local charities and Portsmouth City Council offering placements to people with health conditions looking to get back to work. Most of our staff have come via this route, we are proud to support these initiatives.

Meet the Team

Dmitry Kukuruza - Manager Astra Recycling, Waterlooville, Portsmouth


Company Director

Dmitry is from the Ukraine and had direct experience of the benefits of preloved clothing being reused and sent to poorer communities in Eastern Europe.

He started Astra Recycling in 2013 and with grit and determination now has a successful business that diverts used textiles away from landfill to poorer communities around the world and supports charitable organizations and community services in the process.

Dmitry is involved in all areas of the business from packing and loading textiles to managing accounts. He also makes collections and delivers textile banks so no doubt if you have an Astra textile recycling bank on site, you will see him around!

Charley - Fundraising Manager Astra Recycling, Waterlooville, Portsmouth


Fundraising Manager

Charley joined Astra Recycling in 2019. She is the main contact for the business and the person you will most likely speak to on a regular basis.  She continues to help Dmitry build the business, reaching out to schools and community services across the South who could benefit from fundraising through textile recycling.

The little pooch in the picture is Charley’s Chihuahua, Tank.  A total pest and liability but a loved member of the Astra team.

Areas We Cover

Astra Recycling offer textile banks, textile recycling and fundraising in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Kent Somerset, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire, London and Essex.

For further information about our services, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or send us a message at info@astrarecycling.co.uk

Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, East/West Sussex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Kent
Used textiles being sorted in a distribution centre for charity shops, community groups, churches and local councils