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Cookstown Textile Recyclers has been in operation since 1992 and the company provides employment for more than 350 local people. Our sorting hub in Randalstown, Co Antrim, is one of the most efficient recycling facilities in Europe.

We continually re-invest in maintaining current and developing new recycling technologies. Innovations ensure that we have installed cutting-edge equipment and technologies covering the complete supply chain – from our fleet of modern collection lorries to dynamic double chamber and auto-load baling machines.

Information technology optimises workflow operations and an integrated network-based IT system ensures that capacity is maximised and management and administrative functions are targeted.

Thousands of tonnes of clothing, shoes and household textiles are discarded by the British and Irish public every year. These items can be re-used and recycled in the developing nations of Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

By re-using and recycling unwanted clothes, shoes and household textiles, CTR is helping reduce the amount of material going to landfill, thus contributing significantly to Britain and Ireland’s challenging recycling targets.

CTR is a proud member of the Textile Recycling Association (TRA) and benefits enormously from the advantages that membership confers. As well as being included in TRA Membership listings, use of logos and registration with Annual Conference and Attendance Meetings, CTR receives UK Environment Agency representation through reports, bulletins and press releases, vigorous support in local and central government and international representation through the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR).

At Cookstown Textile Recyclers we work closely with charities, local authorities, schools, sports clubs, waste management companies and other partners to redirect these unwanted textiles away from our landfills. We collect from

  • Charity Shops
  • Textile Banks
  • Local Councils
  • Schools & Local Community Recycling Schemes 
  • Sports Clubs
  • Churches

These collections happen throughout Ireland and the UK.