Donating to charities
Donating to charities are a great way to pass on your unwanted items and by doing so you're helping them raise valuable funds...
What can I donate?
Items that are regularly donated to charities include:
- DVD's and CD's
More unusual items that you can donate include knitting wool, crockery and cutlery, unwanted gifts such as perfumes and toiletries.
Check out the high street! You can find a local re-use organisation through CRNS, the Furniture Re-use Network and the Charity Retail Association who have handy tools on their websites that provide details of your nearest place to donate your items. Simply enter your postcode to find the name and location of your local stores.
- Fill up the bags that come through the door (check that the bag collectors are members of the TEXTILE RECYCLING ASSOCIATION to ensure they are working legally and also that funds are being paid to the charities they claim to collect for).
- Or take items to recycling banks often found in supermarket and local car parks.Local charities as well as national charities like the British Heart Foundation and Emmaus take unwanted furniture and electricals to be used again. Many offer collection services.
- In Scotland, if the item is a large piece of furniture, white goods or a bike and is still re-usable you may wish to contact the Re-use Line on 0800 0665 820. Or donate items to a Revolve accredited store (check what items they'll take before going along as they are all different).