Recycle unwanted clothes and raise funds for your school!
Dragon Bags is a free fundraising scheme that helps schools across Wales raise funds through textile recycling
Our aim is to help every single school throughout Wales achieve their fundraising goals as well as diverting textiles from landfill at the same time.
‘Daffi the Dragon’ is our company mascot and we would like every school to have at least one ‘Daffi Day’ a term. Our Daffi Day scheme is designed to develop students’ awareness of textile recycling while providing them with a platform to generate much needed funds for their school.
Our service is exclusive to Wales and because of this we pay a higher rate than any other competitors. Our current rate of pay is up to £500/ton (50p/kg).
How it works
Contact us and request your BoxDrop, external bank or Daffi day bags.
Fill your bags, bank or BoxDrop with unwanted clothes and shoes – for a list of what we accept click here.
We will collect your bags / empty your bank or BoxDrop at a time which is convenient and weigh them onto the van.
We then make a BACS payment based on the weight collected into your school fund within 5 working days.
What happens to my clothes next?
Well, once your clothes are loaded onto our van they start a journey that could take them to any corner of the world.
Different items will be more likely to end up in different climates; that old ski suit isn’t likely to be making its way to Africa any-time soon!
One thing all the clothes do have in common is that they are going to a place where they will provide affordable clothing to people who need it.
Our Charity Partner
The Fire Fighters Charity is an excellent charity actively supporting fire fighters in need. Whether injured, ill or in need of psychological support to come to terms with the life and death situations they face on a daily basis, they exist to support the everyday heroes of the UK fire community.
Dragon Bags is a trading name of Roberts Recycling Ltd, which is proud to be an official recycling partner of The Firefighters Charity. Each year The Firefighters Charity relies on textile recycling to help meet it’s fundraising targets. If you would like to use you’re Dragon Box to support this charity then please inform us when booking.
Should I order a BoxDrop, external bank or arrange a Daffi day bag collection?
They have different advantages. One-off Daffi day bag collections are great for groups and organisations that meet on a weekly basis whereas BoxDrops are best for schools, pre-schools and community centres where they can be continuously accessed throughout the week. An external recycling bank is the best option for schools where there is insufficient space indoors for a BoxDrop.
Where can I place the BoxDrop or external bank?
The boxes must be placed indoors, ideally in a busy, well used area and somewhere our drivers can easily gain access to during business hours. External banks are placed outdoors and can be used to raise funds all year round.
How often will my BoxDrop or external bank be emptied?
Boxes and banks can be emptied as many times as required. All we ask if that the box / bank is full before you request a collection. For boxes, this is usually within a week of your call.
How much do you pay per kilo or tonne of clothing?
We pay up to 50p per kilo which is £500 per tonne of clothing – this is significantly more than some of our competitors who pay as little as 35p per kilo. Thats potentially an extra £150 per tonne when you recycle your clothes and textiles with us!
What areas do you cover?
We operate at schools throughout the whole of Wales.
What items do you accept?
Please check out our items we accept page for a full list of items that we can and can’t accept for recycling.
Do you have any tips or resources for promoting my collection?
We do indeed – head over our promotion tips page for a poem that can be read out or played at assembly and check our fundraising tips page for some great ideas on how to make the most from your collection.
How do I get started?
Getting started is easy – you can request a BoxDrop, an external recycling bank or Daffi day bag delivery by filling out a simple online form. Once we have your details we’ll get them sent out and its over to you until you’re ready for us to come and pick them up. If you would prefer to get started over the phone, please call us on 08000 142 412.
Arrange a Daffi Day
Arrange a Daffi Day and order some Dragon Bags to start fundraising for your school
Request a BoxDrop
Request your FREE Dragon Bags BoxDrop today and start raising funds for your school or chosen cause!
Request external bank
Request your FREE external recycling bank now and start raising funds for your school or chosen cause!