Bra RecyclingFind a bra bank near you
It’s time to bin your bra!
Our bra recycling scheme takes your unwanted or unloved bras and through our network of bra banks raises vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research.
The same bras also help to support small businesses in Africa. Together with our recycling partners, our textile recovery project prevents these bras going into landfill before giving them a new lease of life in developing countries such as Togo, Ghana and Kenya, where bras remain too expensive to produce locally.
Successful ventures like this keep many families in developing countries out of poverty whilst providing employment for people at home in the UK. Any bras that are genuinely beyond redemption are dismantled and disposed of properly.
For every tonne of bras collected, Against Breast Cancer receives £700 to fund our research. With over 30 million women in the UK you could really help make a difference!
Bra recycling explained
Have a bra bank in your place of work
The delivery of the bra bank and collection of bras is a free service. To maintain this we ask our supporters to confirm that they can fill at least four bra bank liners for each collection. Each liner holds approximately 100 bras, so you would need to be able to collect at least 400 bras and be able to keep the bank on an on-going basis.
Please fill in the form below to request a bra bank in your place of work. As soon as we have your confirmation that you can collect the volume of bras required and you are happy to keep the bra bank (we recycle bras all year round), the bank will be despatched by our recycling partner.
Collections temporarily suspended
Bra recycling collections have been temporarily suspended. We are currently only accepting requests for new bra banks only.
If you had a clear out of bras during your period of lock down, please send them to us by post or if you require a collection, email our recycling team; firstname.lastname@example.org
Before making a donation at a bra bank we recommend you contact the holder of the bra bank in advance to make sure they are able to accept your donation.
Your unwanted bras are more valuable to us now than ever.
Thank you for your support.
Send your bras in to us by post
If you do not have enough bras for your own bra bank then we would be very happy to receive them by post.
Against Breast Cancer
13 Napier Court
Abingdon, OXON, OX14 3YT
Please pop them in a jiffy bag and send them to us. The donation to our research is based on the weight, so more bras mean more money. We receive approximately £1 for every kilo of bras collected, vital funds that are enabling us to continue our research against breast cancer.
Is there already a bra bank in your area?
Enter your postcode or location below and click search to see all bra banks in your area. For further information about that bra bank click on the icon on the map.
(wherever possible, we recommend you contact the holder of the bra bank in advance to make sure they are able to accept your donation)