Launch of School Uniform Reuse Scheme in Mid Ulster
Mid Ulster District Council, in partnership with three local cancer charities, has launched a new school uniform reuse scheme for the district.
Separate school uniform collection banks are in place at the Council’s three main household recycling centres in Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt where residents can deposit their old school uniforms for reuse.
The Council will then donate these uniforms to the NI Hospice Shop in Magherafelt, Marie Curie in Cookstown and Cancer Research in Dungannon, where they will be available for residents to buy at a greatly reduced cost.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Dominic Molloy is delighted the Council is providing this service for residents:
“I am delighted the Council has launched this new initiative for the residents of Mid Ulster. It will have a positive impact on so many levels - not only will it benefit our environment by promoting reuse locally but it will also benefit residents who will have greater access to quality affordable school uniforms, while also generating some much needed revenue for local cancer charities.
School uniforms are expensive and it can be a huge financial burden on families, especially larger families having to purchase multiple uniforms. If this scheme can help lift the burden for even a few families, while also increasing reuse locally, it will be a huge success. I encourage residents to support the scheme. If you have uniforms that are suitable for reuse just keep them separate from your other textiles and place them in the separate banks at our three main recycling centres.
The scheme is open for school uniforms off all ages, including nursery, primary and post-primary.
Find out more about the School Uniform Reuse Scheme.