Textile Recycling

TVACAA's recycling partner is Yorkshire based Bag it Up Limited, a textile recycling company which has raised over £1.2 million for a number of UK Charities by recycling and selling on textiles.

To find out more click on the links below

About Bag It Up    Facts and Figures

To find a bank near you, please check on the postcode locator at Open the links below to find updated lists of Banks in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Banks in Berkshire

Banks in Oxfordshire

Banks in Buckinghamshire

Attention: Important Information

The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust (TVACAA) has an agreement with Bag It Up Ltd (BIU), a professional and experienced textile recycling company.

BIU will be placing textile recycling banks in approved locations only throughout Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire over the coming months. The banks are easily recognised by their distinctive and vibrant red and yellow colour scheme, in line with TVACAA’s characteristic helicopter appearance.

We are led to believe that there are other organisations (one possibly representing themselves as an Air Ambulance charity) who are collecting textiles from residential homes within the three counties mentioned above, who have no relationship at all with TVACAA.

The TVACAA DOES NOT collect from individuals or from residential homes.

All TVACAA marketing literature carries our name, and Charity registration number; Registered Charity No. 1084910

If it doesn’t then you are not donating to the TVACAA.

Thank you very much for your ongoing support.

Donate your scrap car to Charity!

TVACAA has teamed up with so you can now donate the proceeds from scrapping your car direct to the charity.

Every car has a value, whether it's roadworthy or only good for scrap. Giveacar is a social enterprise that allows you to donate your old car, just as you might donate possessions to a charity shop. Their goals are simple - to raise as much money as possible for registered charities and to recycle cars to the highest environmental standards.

How Does Scrap Car Donation Work?

The process is very simple. When you call or email, they will arrange a convenient time to send round a tow truck. Vehicles are picked up by the largest vehicle manufacturer approved car recycling network in the UK. They will pick up any car, at no cost to you, and either sell it at a salvage auction, or dispose of it through an authorised treatment facility. Either way the charity benefits!

Toner and Mobile Phone Recycling

Help the environment whilst helping to support TVACAA.

TVACAA's toner and mobile phone recycling partner, Reclaim IT, make recycling your old toner cartridges and mobile phones easy and without them ending up in landfill.

Reclaim IT will deliver a collection box to your premises and replace it when it is full.  Funds generated from the items are then credited directly to TVACAA.

To set up a Reclaim IT account please email:


TVACAA recycle stamps!  Please send your used stamps directly into the High Wycombe office for processing.

Stamp Collections can be extremely valuable as a source of fundraising.  If you have a collection please call the office and a member of the Fundraising Team will be happy to have a meeting with you.

Milk Bottle Tops

Whilst all support is appreciated, please note that it takes 1 tonne of milk bottle tops to raise £25 for TVACAA.  Unfortunately due to the large storage requirements the Charity is unable to collect or store milk bottle tops before they are sent to the processing plant.