FAQs

Please see below some of our most asked questions. If you have any other questions regarding the Rag Bag scheme please contact us.

Q: Who can participate in the scheme?

A: Our scheme is open to all Schools and Nurseries.

Q: Do we get paid?

A: YES! We pay for every kg recycled be it from a collection, indoor or outdoor bin.

Q: Do we have to commit to more than one collection when we register with Rag Bag?

A: No, you can organise one collection at a time as often as you would like.

Q: Does it cost me anything to set up a collection?

A: The Rag Bag scheme is completely FREE to anyone wishing to register or take part.

Q: Does it cost me anything to order an indoor or outdoor textile bank?

A: We are the only company in the UK who offers FREE indoor or outdoor textile recycling facilities.

Q: Can we have regular collections from a Textile Bank?

A: Yes, we strongly encourage regular collections placed in your diary. By siting a textile bank in a prominent position it will encourage parents and the local community to recycle their textiles.

Q: Is Rag Bag a national organisation?

A: The Rag Bag Scheme is open to Schools in Scotland only.

Q: What textiles/ clothes can be recycled?

A: We can accept the following items:

  • Wearable Clothing
  • Paired Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Belts

We cannot accept the following items:

  • Workwear
  • Wet/Soiled Clothes
  • Curtains
  • Towels
  • Duvets or Duvet Covers
  • Pillows or Pillow Cases
  • Blankets
  • Table Cloths
  • Linens
  • Cushions
  • Carpets
  • Suitcases
  • Books
  • Bric a Brac
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Electricals

Q: What happens to the clothes?

A: The clothing is graded at the UK’s largest textile recycling facility Nathans Wastesavers Ltd. Over 300 trained people are employed to sort and grade the materials prior to export around the world.