Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You can find answers to many commonly asked questions about our textile recycling services, payments, deliveries and collections and more below.
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.

Used textiles being sorted in a distribution centre for charity shops, community groups, churches and local councils

Textiles are shipped to Eastern Europe and Africa to be used again.

Anything we cannot use is sent to companies that can convert the textiles into industrial cleaning wipes or insulation material.

The 1% we cant recycle is collected by Biffa waste. See

Please fill out the Textile Bank Request Form or contact our office

Used textiles being sorted in a distribution centre for charity shops, community groups, churches and local councils

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


Bed Linen

Such as belts, hats, gloves, scarves, handbags

Soft Toys


Duvets or Cushions
Off Cuts
Carpet or Curtains
Cash 4 Clothes drop off textiles for recycling and raise funds for your charity or school in Waterlooville Portsmouth Hampshire

If you are an individual dropping textile into our warehouse we will weigh and pay you directly on site.

If you are a charity or business with a textile bank we process payments monthly in arrears via a BACS transfer.

Textile container banks for schools being delivered

Usually fortnightly but this can change depending on how popular the bank is.

Contact Charley via email or phone and we will arrange a collection.

No problem, please contact us and we will arrange removal.