These are links to websites that you may find of interest. Please note that the Textile Recycling Association does not have control over their content, and cannot accept any responsibility for their content.

Bureau of International Recycling

The Textile Recycling Association is the UK’s national federation representative of the Bureau of International Recycling – Textiles Division. The Bureau of International Recycling was established in 1948 and is an international trade federation representing the world’s recycling industry covering in particular ferrous and non-ferrous metals, paper and of course textiles.

European Recycling Industries Confederation (EuRIC).

The Textile Recycling Association is proud to be a member of EuRIC which is the Confederation representing the interests of the European recycling industries at EU level.

Register of Approved Mattress Recyclers (RAMR)

RAMR – the Register of Approved Mattress Recyclers – has been set up on behalf of businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the collection and recycling of mattresses in the United Kingdom.

It is the brainchild of a steering group comprising two leading UK trade associations, the Textile Recycling Association (TRA) and the National Bed Federation (NBF), a number of mattress recyclers, manufacturers, retailers, waste management firms and local authority representatives.

Together they have established a new company, the Mattress Recycling Association Ltd, which will administer RAMR. The MRA is governed by an elected Council of member representatives. It will in its early stages be administered jointly by the TRA and NBF.

If you are from a mattress recycling business based in the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands or the Republic of Ireland, it would be in your interest to join this register.

For further information visit

TRUST Standard – Trader Recycling Universal Standard

A new accreditation standard for recyclers who trade with charity shops, local authorities, waste management companies and has been launched. TRUST – Trader Recycling Universal Standard – is the outcome of a coalition dedicated to boost standards within the recycling sector.

For further information visit

Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG)

The APSRG is a leading forum for debate between parliamentarians, business leaders and members of the sustainable resource community on the crucial issues affecting sustainable resource management in the UK.

For further information click here.

Useful links

Textiles 2030

Trade Association Forum

Recycle Now – Recycling Locator

Battery Disposal – 4 things you should know about battery disposal and the environment.

Members’ Web Sites

The Air Ambulance Service


Astra Recycling Ltd


Clyde Recycling Ltd

Centurion Industrial Packaging

Chris Carey Collections

Colltex Ltd

Cookstown Textile Recyclers

Coppermill Ltd

Choice Textile Ltd

D&M Recycling

D Robinson and Co Ltd

Donald Ward Ltd t/a Ward Recycling

East London Textiles

Ecotrans UK Recycling Ltd

HB Textiles

HDM Engineering Ltd

LM Barry & Co.


Nathan’s Wastesavers


Randisi Textile Recycling Ltd

Roberts Recycling

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd

Savanna Rags International Ltd

SWD Clothing

TIC International Ltd

Tradeway Shipping

TW Beaumonts

Wilcox  – JMP Wilcox

Yellow Octopus Fashion Ltd