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Community & School Uniform Re-Use Scheme

Following the success of last year please find details of this year's Community & School Uniform Re-use Scheme


About The Scheme

Uniform Donation Drop off points are available from Wednesday 30 June to Friday 9 July 2021

  • Please note individual schemes will also run their own hours and times so please check with them directly prior to collection or if drop off times differ to those listed.

  •  All donations should be in good condition, washed and cleaned prior to drop off. In some cases a donation or small charge may be applied (each scheme will advise) 

  • Uniforms will be available for collection across the Summer period please contact the scheme in your area to arrange this. Many schemes operate on an appointment only basis.

 

Why Recycle your Old School Uniform?

Waste in the production of uniforms is vast! There is waste and adverse environmental impacts from every stage of the complex manufacturing process that uses an extraordinary amount of electricity and water. Then after all this the child grows and a perfectly good uniform could go to waste often landfill just because it doesn’t fit that particular child any more. But what if there was a better way?
 
School uniforms can last a very long time if cared for and laundered using eco-friendly products rather than harsh chemicals and optical brighteners which can fade and strip away the colour and wear them out before their time. If you have a child who has grown out of their uniform or no longer needs it why not do your bit for the environment and pass on your old uniform and come to a community school uniform swap to find a new one for this year?

Drop Off Points

Please find below a list of drop off locations both in the community and in schools:

  • Drop Off Points - Community
  • Drop Off Points - Schools

Useful Contacts

Stefanie Buchanan

Community Development Officer

Mossley Mill,
Carnmoney Road North,
Newtownabbey,
BT36 5AQ

Tel: 028 94 463113 Ext. 40079

Email Stefanie

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