Working with Businesses

We support our partners in two main areas:

  • Clothing reuse and recycling schemes
  • Stock management for overstocks, returned and end-of-range stock.

Our nationwide infrastructure enables us to respond quickly and eliminate costs for our partners, while at the same time protecting the environment. We work with supermarkets, local authorities, hotel chains, schools, manufacturers, retailers and many more organisations of all sizes.

SATCoL collects around 50,000 tonnes of textiles each year and encourages members of the public to reuse and recycle via its network of charity shops, donation centres and clothing banks. 98% of the clothing we receive is reused or recycled. Items going to landfill are kept to an absolute minimum (see our Annual Impact Statement for more information). 

Together with the British public and partner organisations, and from the clothing collected, reused and recycled, SATCoL helps prevent around 235,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere each year, which is also the equivalent to the emissions generated, on average from 120,000 cars every single year. Each year we reuse and recycle around 255 million items; clothing, homeware, furniture, electrical items, toys, games – the list goes on. By extending the useful life of products, we are making a positive contribution to reducing unnecessary waste, greenhouse gas emissions, and raising vital funds for our charity work.

Watch the Stephen Morris case study video

A partnership with SATCoL gives your company:


• A dedicated account manager

• Web portal access to collection data

• A professional and reliable collection service

• Responsive service, freeing up your storage and eliminating transport costs

• A partner you can trust with proven honesty and integrity