Textile banksYou can recycle textiles such as clothes, shoes, bed sheets and curtains at various licensed textile banks across the city, as well as at our recycling centres and civic amenity sites.
By recycling textiles we are helping to keep waste out of landfill, and helping to increase the recycling rate in the city.
The textiles are collected by our contractor and sorted into different categories. If the clothes are fit to be reused they are shipped to countries in Africa and Asia. If the clothes aren't fit to be reused they will be shredded and recycled into cloths for industry.
LocationsYou'll find information about our textile banks here. You can also find your nearest textile bank
The textile banks listed here are also managed by Cookstown Textile Recyclers (CTR) and are licensed by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. These have been set up as private contracts between CTR and the landowners of the sites. Many textile banks around the city (not listed on this website) are unlicenced and are under investigation by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. We recommend that you use the textile banks listed below, or those at our recycling centres which are all licenced. Or why not support your local charity shop and donate old clothes, shoes and accessories so they can be reused?
|Name of centre||Address|
|Asda||219 Shore Road BT15 3PR|
|Belfast Harlequins Hockey Club||45a Deramore Park, Belfast, BT9 5JX|
|Belfast Zoo||Antrim Road, Belfast|
|Spar||325 Cavehill Road, Belfast, BT15 5EY|
|Church of the Nazarene||140 Skegoneill Avenue, Belfast, BT15 3JR|
|Co-op||192-212 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 2BJ|
|Hammer Community Centre||Agnes Street, Belfast, BT13 1GG|
|Ligoniel Community Centre||144 Ligoniel Road, Belfast, BT14 8DT|
|Moneen Filling Station||339 Finaghy Road North, Belfast, BT11 9EH|
|Park Centre Shopping Centre||Donegall Road, Belfast, BT12 6HN|
|St Gall's GAA Club||4 Milltown Row, Belfast, BT12 6EU|
|St Polycarp's Church||104 Upper Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT10 0BB|
|Taughmonagh Community Centre||13 Finwood Park, Belfast, BT9 6QR|
|Tesco Ballygomartin||2 Ballygomartin Road, Belfast, BT13 3LD|
|Tesco Distribution Centre||1 Boucher Business Centre, Apollo Road, BT12 6HP|
|Tesco Knocknagoney||Knocknagoney Road, Belfast, BT4 2PW|
|The Welcome Organisation||St Peter's Square, Belfast, BT12 4QA|
|Vivo||203 Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 2GW|