Pass it on - donate unwanted items

Pass it on - give your unwanted items a new home

Something that you don't want anymore can still be used by someone else. Donating unwanted items can help your local community, especially those in need, or raise money for charity.

Please pass on good quality items to friends and family; Have you tried Freecycle or your local Facebook Marketplace? Alternatively, you can pass your items onto us at your local HWRC and we can pass them on for you.

We support local charities and other re-use organisations. Your donations really can make a difference to the lives of others.

You can also help protect the environment as reusing items reduces the amount of waste we send to landfill and reduces disposal costs. 

Did you know?

  • 83% of sofas are not reused
  • 87% of TVs are not reused
  • 83% of dining tables are not reused

Donating your unwanted items is easy.

Council services

You can take them to your nearest household waste recycling centre where items are offered to local charities. They come and collect items if they are still in good condition to sell on or to donate to people in need.

For larger items, you can also arrange a bulky collection through us. Items will be taken to one of our recycling centres. For a list of what we can collect and to  make an online booking.


If you're able to, why not donate items directly to a local charity or to friends and family? Some charities will collect larger items free of charge. Check with your local charity shops for more details on the items they need and what condition the items should be in - (ask yourself "Would I want to reuse it?").

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