How It Works

Every year, a staggering amount of clothing ends up in landfill sites across the UK. By recycling your unwanted items, you contribute to both environmental conservation and funding our essential services. Through our partnership with Recycling Solutions, Yorkshire Air Ambulance receives a portion of the proceeds from the sale of recycled materials.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has been recycling for over 20 years, reducing landfill by selling all items that can be worn again to the second hand clothing market in the Europe, Afrida and India and selling all other items to be recycled into fillings for vaious items. In addition, thanks to the donation of these items we have received over £3.8 million, which contributes directly to our running costs. These donations over the years have saved many lives, and our recycling partnership allows us to plan long-term for the charity.

Katie Collison, Partnerships Manager, Yorkshire Air Ambulance
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Recycling Bank Locator

Donating your unwanted clothing and shoes to Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an easy way to help our Charity raise vital funds and enable us to continue flying across the region and saving lives.

All you need to do is drop off items, that are in reasonably good condition, to one of our many recycling banks located at supermarkets and independent sites across the region – it’s that simple! Please ensure that only items inside a bag are placed into the banks.

Locate your nearest recycling bank using the tool below and help us continue our life-saving mission.

If the recycling bank you visit is full, please do not leave your donations outside the bank. Please try again at a later date.

If you need to report an issue with a YAA clothing bank, please email the details to

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Home Collection

We offer home recycling collections for your convenience.

If you have clothing and shoes you’d like to donate, please fill out our Request a Recycling Collection form, and Recycling Solutions will arrange a collection from your doorstep.

Request a collection
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Ink Cartridge Recycling

Have you ever wondered what to do with your empty printer ink cartridges? Did you know that they can help to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance?

We will receive £1 for each ‘wanted list‘ cartridge sent to Recycle4Charity using their Freepost bags and collection boxes.