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Recycle with Michael

Recycle with Michael shows us the important of textiles recycling and its impact on the environment.

Recycle with Michael is a recycling scheme run by The Salvation Army to encourage young people to donate their old or unwanted clothing and shoes. The Salvation Army is a charity that provides practical and emotional support for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Taking part in this scheme can help towards your Cubs Environmental Conservation Activity Badge.

As well as sponsoring our Cub Environmental Conservation Activity badge, Recycle with Michael will provide you with

  • A range of resources to support the badge.

A way to take part in their textiles recycling programme.


Badge and resources

How can you Recycle with Michael?

To sign your Scout Group up to Recycle with Michael simply fill in the online application form, order your donation bags free of charge, and then organise a collection date! One of our Recycle with Michael collectors will visit you to collect your donations, and then report back to let you know just how much you’ve raised for charity!

Sign up now

When you receive your donation bags you can fill them with:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes (preferably tied together in pairs)
  • Belts and handbags

But please don’t fill your bags with:

  • Very damaged clothing and shoes
  • Duvets, pillows, sleeping bags
  • Electricals
  • Toys 

Keen to get stuck in? Download the activity pack below.

Rubbish Recycling Activity
PDF – 3.7MB


More activities and information packs

Check out Recycle with Michael activities from our partnership magazine Make Do Share below:


Make Do Share The Life Of Clothes
PDF – 6.1MB
MDS 033 Seeing The Bigger Picture Recycle With Michael
PDF – 2.1MB


About Recycle with Michael

Recycle with Michael is a recycling scheme run by The Salvation Army to encourage young people to donate their old or unwanted clothing and shoes. The Salvation Army is a charity that provides practical and emotional support for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.