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Pass on items through the Reuse Tool

17 Mar 19

If you have large items at home that you no longer need and are still in good condition, you can have them collected by an organisation listed on the Reuse Tool.

Pop your postcode into the search bar below to see a list of reuse organisations in your area. Then just contact them directly to arrange for your item to be collected so that it can be used by someone else.

Collections are mainly free but minimal charges may apply in some areas and for some items.

Keep scrolling to find out the types of items that can be passed on to reuse organisations and what condition the items should be in. 

Organisations listed on the Reuse Tool can collect bed frames, mattresses, chests of drawers, bookcases, wardrobes, dressing tables, tables, chairs, sofas, armchairs, washing machines, electric cookers, fridge freezers and bikes. You’ll need to check with a reuse organisation what they specifically collect.

Items such as TVs, TV cabinets and stands, small household electricals (toasters, kettles, microwaves etc), damaged items and sofas and armchairs which have had their fire safety tags removed can’t be collected by the organisations listed.

For general furniture, items need to still be in good condition to be collected. This means the items should be free from tears in upholstery, be in working order and should not have been left outside.

Sofas, armchairs, mattresses and other items with material coverings can only be picked up if they have their fire-tags still attached, as without these they are not allowed to be passed on or sold by law.

Electrical items should still be in good working order. Bikes tend to be collected by local bike recycling charities, where expert mechanics will fix them up to be re-used, so bikes requiring minor repairs can be collected.

You would be correct! Previously there was a phone number that you would have to call or an online form that you would have to complete before being put in touch with a local reuse organisation.

That step has now been removed and you can find the contact details of local reuse organisations directly using the postcode search tool.