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Sewing machines are collected in partnership with Tools for Solidarity.

Please leave your unwanted sewing machine at any one of these four locations listed below:

  • Ballymoney Household Recycling Centre, Knock Road, Ballymoney, BT53 6LX
  • Ballycastle Household Recycling Centre, Moyarget Road, Ballycastle, BT54 6HL
  • Council Offices, Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine, BT52 1EY 
  • Limavady Household Recycling Centre, Ballyquin Road, Limavady, BT49 9ET

Please click here for the locations of all Household Recycling Centres

For further details on recycling your sewing machine please email or telephone 028 2766 0248.

That unused sewing machine sitting in the wardrobe or in the garage could help repair clothing or provide a vital income for a family in Africa.  Artisan men and women can produce beautiful garments to be sold within local communities or at markets transforming people's lives in poorer communities across the planet.

So please consider donating that sewing machine collecting dust at home.  We will be delighted to pass it on to Tools for Solidarity who will ensure it gets to a skilled operator who will also receive training and spare parts to repair the machine should it break down. 

Your donation will be much appreciated and could potentially change someones life forever.

BBC news article - Mending old sewing machines in Northern Ireland for a new life in Tanzania