Textile Sorting and Recycling Centre

Textile Sorting and Recycling Centre

About the project

PROJECT TITLE: Textile Sorting and Recycling Centre

LOCATION: Bolton

FUNDING: Awarded £10,000 from the Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund (2021 - 2022)

PARTNERS: Emmaus Bolton

The idea

Rather than just sell textiles on by weight, this project would like to bring local volunteers and formerly homeless people "companions" together to provide better textile services for Bolton.

Companions have ownership of their community and enterprise with staff acting as “enablers”. Living and working, companions are able learn new skills and regain confidence and self-esteem.