Yorkshire Air Ambulance launch recycling home collection service in Wakefield

Did you know that you can recycle unwanted clothing and shoes to help raise vital funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)? Over the last two years, recycling has raised over £308,000 for the life-saving charity.

The Charity have more than 230 textile bins across Yorkshire and with the help of their recycling partner, Recycling Solutions, Yorkshire Air Ambulance are now launching their home collection service, starting in Wakefield this Thursday (27th January 2022).

Recycling Solutions are a family run textile recycling company and since 2007, they have been working with charities and local authorities to reduce the amount of textile waste going to landfill.

For every item of clothing or pair of shoes donated, the YAA receives a percentage of the sale of the donated goods. Good quality items are re-sold to second-hand clothing traders in the UK and worldwide.

If you would like to request a collection, please bag up your unwanted clothing or textiles and complete the online form on the Yorkshire Air Ambulance website telling them how many bags you have, yaa.org.uk/request-a-recycling-collection/ or call the charity office telephone number on 01422 237900. Their recycling partners, Recycling Solutions, will then be in touch to book your collection between 8 am and 5 pm on your allocated day.

Collections will be contactless, with drivers not going into the home and the charity is asking people to leave the bags on the doorstep when the driver arrives.

Katie Collinson, Corporate and Partnerships Manager for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “Since our partnership with Recycling Solutions began in January 2020, generous donations from the people of Yorkshire have helped us raise more than £308,000 and we’re really excited to be launching our home collections.  Our home collection scheme is convenient for everyone meaning we arrange to come to you making it easier than ever before for people to recycle and raise vital funds for YAA

It costs £12,000 per day to keep our Charity saving lives across the region and our recycling scheme gives us sustainable income that we can rely on, as well as helping the planet in the process. We are very grateful to everyone for their support.”

To find out more about recycling for YAA and to locate your nearest YAA recycling bank, visit yaa.org.uk/recycling/

To find out about future collections in other areas across Yorkshire, follow the Charities Facebook page Facebook.com/YorkshireAirAmbulance.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) serves 5 million people across Yorkshire and carries out over 1,300 missions every year. The Charity operates two, state-of-the-art Airbus H145 helicopters and needs to raise £12,000 every day to keep saving lives.