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Welcome to the Dolly Textile Recycling. Ireland's leading textile and mobile phone recycling company.

Found er of BarretstownWe are collectors and exporters of second hand clothing in Ireland. We also recycle mobile phones, books and scrap metal. We are fully permitted and insured and work in close contact with charities and local Authorities throughout the country to ensure that all your unwanted material are recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.


Dolly Textile Recycling are pleased to announce the establishment of National Clothing Recycling Initiative which will support Barrestown as well as assisting people in developing countries across the globe.


Dolly Textile Recycling is a family run business based in Ballymany Newbridge Co. Kildare which began in January 2011.Dolly Textile Recycling is focused on recycling, fundraising through environmentally friendly means and helping generate much needed support for Barrestown in the process. We have over 30 years’ experience within the recycling industry and as such launched Dolly Textile Recycling to offer individuals as well as schools and business an opportunity to generate an income for themselves and Barrestown through recycling their unwanted clothes, mobile phones, book’s and scrap metal.


We are a fully licensed waste collection company and are registered with all county councils in the Republic of Ireland. Prior to Dolly Textile Recycling we have worked in many other areas of the recycling industry. As a business we have a passion for recycling and keeping our environment green and what better way to do that than to provide a service to the public which benefits both their pockets and our environment. As a company our primary aim is to divert waste from landfill.


Dolly Textile Recycling was established in order to facilitate any individual, group, club, church, community centre, sports clubs, GAA Club, School or organization looking to fundraise or donate money to charity. We also launched Clothing or textile banks to help raise much needed funds for Barrestown, directly contributing to their services and facilities. In addition to our recycling service we offer assistance in fundraising events by providing consolations and advise for fundraising through recycling. Once the fundraising event is confirmed we can also offer advertising aids if needed assisting in any way possible to ensure your fundraising event is a success.


The recycling of everyday items is becoming a key a component of how the world’s limited resources will be managed in the future and with a little effort, everyone can make a contribution. Fundraising initiatives can also benefit all involved with the organisation, school or individual organising the fundraising event gaining financial rewards along with Barrestown. The primary benefits of the program are 2-fold with Barrestown receiving a contribution from the proceeds of the recycling process and people in the developing world receiving much needed clothing. In addition, the recycling of clothes benefits the environment by reducing the demand on landfill sites and reducing our carbon emissions.


Commenting on the initiative, Mr Stephen Dolly, Managing Director of Dolly Textile Recycling, said that he was “delighted to be involved in supporting Barrestown” and that “utilizing the expertise of the Dolly organization, I am confident that this initiative will bring many benefits to everyone involved”. Mr Dolly said that distinctive red Recycling Banks would be established at convenient locations around the country in the coming weeks and he encouraged everyone to use them on a regular basis. Acceptable items for recycling include all textiles (clothing, curtains, towels, etc.) as well as shoes and trainers (in pairs), hats and handbags.

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We care about our environment

As a company our primary aim is to divert waste from landfill. All our operations are environmentally friendly and the driver’s routes are organised in order to reduce unwanted journeys.


Our Objectives

• To promote awareness and the benefits of recycling used clothing, shoes, mobile phones, books and scrap metal.

• To reduce carbon emissions and divert materials that can be recycled going to landfill.

• To help people in developing countries gain access to affordable clothing.


All our processes are dry non-toxic operations, which have no negative environmental implications. We in fact contribute positively to the environment in that we dispose safely of large amounts of material, which would otherwise add to the already excessive burden currently being experienced in landfills nationwide.


Beware Of Bogus Collectors:

It is important to understand that we are a Fully Insured Licensed and Permitted Recycling Company. As a company our primary aim is to divert waste from landfill. Many door-to-door collectors or so called charity affiliated companies of second hand clothing are collecting illegally; they have no permits or proper insurance cover. We have all seen the flyers, bags and stickers through our door asking you to leave out unwanted clothes, toys and goods for a charity, how do you know if the charity is real?. The literature may look like it is an organisation helping people in the Third World. But while the bag or leaflet says that the donations will help needy people in an underdeveloped country how can you be sure. They are often local traders who sell what they can in local markets or even worse illegally dump the rest in our countryside creating an environmental problem. If you give to these bogus collectors and they dump your clothing, it could be traced back to you. You can then be liable for fines or imprisonment for illegally disposing of your waste. If in doubt, contact your local council. Or ask to see a copy of their permit.


How to spot a fake

There are several tell-tale signs that distinguish a genuine collection from a fake charity: Fake charity leaflets often have no address, no registered charity number and a mobile phone number. Check for an address and landline (not mobile) phone number. Check if the phone number is real - often the phone numbers given are pay-as-you-go mobile numbers or do not work at all.

See if you recognise the charity name and whether the charity has a website Check if it has a Charity (CHY) Number. Under section 39 of the Charities Act 2009, all charities must register as a charitable organisation. These charities are given a CHY reference number and are listed on Revenue's website ( If a company registration number is given, check it on the Companies Registration Office website (


To ensure your donations are benefiting real charities, look for the Irish Charity Shops Association logo – a coat - hanger symbol - on collection bags and leaflets (Source

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