• Accessibility Options
  •  

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Logo

Community School Uniform Recycling Scheme

School Uniform Re-Use Drop-Offs and Collections will be available at locations across the Borough. Please see details below:


Why Recycle your Old School Uniform?

We all know that our children grow very quickly and those uniforms that were oversized and too long just last September, have very quickly become too short on their arms and legs! 

Waste in the production of uniforms is vast! Each stage of the complex manufacturing process uses an extraordinary amount of electricity and water. Then children grow, and these perfectly good uniforms often end up in landfills just because they don't fit the particular child anymore.

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, instead of harsh chemicals and optical brighteners. These wear the uniforms out before their time by fading and stripping away the colour.
 
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 by passing on their uniforms? Then, come along to a Community School Uniform Scheme or a Sales Event and pick up some essentials for the new school year!

 

Local schemes 

Area Participating Group Operational details Contact details Address Notes
Antrim

Oasis Antrim in partnership with Christian Fellowship Church (CFC)

Uniforms can be viewed/collected from Monday 18 July to Friday 5 August 2022 in CFC.

T. 07902 895525

E. Jennifer.todd@oasis-ni.org

Oasis, Antrim,
10D High St, Antrim BT41 4AN
Appointment required to view/ collect uniforms. Please ring to arrange. 
Ballyclare St John’s Church

Donations accepted from Wednesday 6 July 2022

Uniforms can be viewed/collected every Wednesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm during July and August.

T. 028 9335 4814 E. david@theunitedparish.org.uk 3 Doagh Rd, Ballyclare BT39 9BG

No appointment necessary. 

If the opening times are not suitable, or for any queries please ring to speak to a volunteer.   

Carmoney Carnmoney Presbyterian Church – Uniform Ministry*

Uniform queries should be made directly via the designated phone number. 

Donations accepted on Saturday 2 July, 11am-3pm in the Sports Hall side entrance of Carnmoney Church.

T. 07716 709439

E. rosyelliott@me.com

Carnmoney Church,
258 Carnmoney Rd,
Newtownabbey
BT36 6JZ
Carnmoney Presbyterian Church also have a gift and thrift shop called Manna, located opposite the Church. Manna specialises in high quality used children’s clothing and accessories, and also have a school uniform scheme.
Crumlin Safe Space to be Me Donations and Collections are on-going.  T. 028 9620 8284  E. info@asafespacetobeme.co.uk 28 Mill Rd, Crumlin BT29 4XL No appointment necessary.
Glengormley Community Relations Forum*

Donations accepted from Monday 27 June 2022.

Uniforms can be viewed/collected every Monday in July from 9.30 am to 5pm. 

T. 07801 989917 The Barron Hall,
230 Antrim Rd, Glengormley, Newtownabbey BT36 7QX
No appointment necessary.

Please ring the designated phone number for any other times to suit or uniform queries

Glengormley Fit Moms & Kids*

Uniforms can be donated directly into Fit Moms & Kids facility 

Uniforms can be viewed/collected from Fit Moms & Kids facility during opening hours.

E. l.evans27@hotmail.com Portland Ave, Glengormley, Newtownabbey BT36 5EY No appointment necessary.
Monkstown Monkstown Village Centre*

Donations accepted from Monday 4 July - Friday 8 July 2022 between 9.30am-12:00pm 

Uniforms can be viewed/collected on Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-12noon from 5 August - 19 August 2022. 

Contact: Alan Johnston & Irena McCracken

T. 028 9086 0090

E. villagecentre@btinternet.com

Development Office, 18 Monkstown Village Centre, Newtownabbey BT37 0HS

(located above Tesco Express)

No appointment necessary.
Rathcoole Listening Ear

Donations accepted from Friday 1 July 2022.

Uniform Scheme will operate every Thursday & Friday 10am-4pm throughout July and August in Dunanney Centre.

Contact: Samantha Wallace

T. 028 9508 5934

E. listeningearnewtownabbey@outlook.com

Dunanney Centre, Newtownabbey BT37 9DQ No appointment necessary.

In addition to the individual School Uniform Schemes operating across the Borough, a number of School Uniform Re-Use Events will be delivered later in the summer to provide an additional opportunities for families to avail of the schemes: 

  • Mossley Pavillion, Tuesday 26 July* 

  • Carnmoney Presbyterian Church, Saturday 6 Aug

  • Christian Fellowship Church, Tuesday 2 August

*Will be attending the Uniform Re-Use Event in Mossley Pavilion on 26 July 2022. 

 

Uniform Reuse Schemes

  • FAQs
  • Who can use the schemes?
  • What school uniforms are available?
  • Where are the Schemes?
  • When can I donate or collect items?
  • I can afford to pay a little and I don’t want to take a uniform without donating something. How do I do this?
  • What details or records are kept?
  • Will my child’s school be informed?
  • Can I take items home for my child to try on?
  • I don’t want to be seen going in to collect items. How do I avoid this?
  • I have a more specific question which isn’t covered here; who do I contact?