Reuse

Don’t throw away the things you don’t need anymore – there’s somebody out there who can benefit from them.

Why reuse?

  • Reusing an item cuts down on the amount of waste sent to landfill saving on disposal costs.
  • Reuse creates less CO2, water and air pollution than making a new item or recycling
  • It saves you money by providing a source of affordable, good quality goods to buy.

How to reuse


Follow this three point plan to reuse your unwanted items.

  1. Phone a friend – Friends and family or a neighbour may be glad to take an old TV, warm winter coat or book shelves.
  2. Sell, sell, sell – There are lots of ways to sell items and make yourself some money. Here are a few suggestions: Local free papers, internet, car boot sales.
  3. Give it away – There are a number of organisations across Warwickshire who will be happy to have your unwanted items if they are in good condition:

Reuse At Home


Why not start at home with the following items?

If you can think of anymore, why not let us know and we can add it to our list.

Community Furniture Reuse

There are a number of community furniture reuse schemes in Warwickshire looking for good quality furniture. Some schemes can collect from your door (a nominal collection charge may apply) or you can arrange a drop off at their store at a mutually convenient time. All of the schemes listed are registered charities with the proceeds of affordably-priced furniture going to good causes.


Age UK Warwickshire

Charity Reuse shops run by Age UK Warwickshire can be found at all Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) with the exception of Judkins in Nuneaton. The shops accept unwanted items for free as long as they are in a saleable condition. For more information please go to the relevant HWRC webpage.

www.ageuk.org.uk/warwickshire/


The British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation will collect your unwanted furniture and electrical items for free as long as they are in saleable condition. To book a free collection, either call 0808 250 0030 or book online at www.bhf.org.uk


The Shakespeare Hospice Furniture Store

Address: Unit 1, Avenue Farm, Birmingham Rd, Stratford on Avon, CV37 0HR
Telephone: 01789 205333
Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Saturday – 9.00am – 5.00pm

We sell suites and lounge furniture, tables and chairs, household electrics, soft furnishings and much more. Find us at Avenue Farm, off the Birmingham Road in Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0HR. A delivery service is available for a small charge.

We welcome donations of good quality furniture and electrical items, which can be collected free of charge in the local area.

www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk


Rugby Bareboards Trust

Address: 36 Warren Road, Hillmorton, Rugby, Warkwickshire. CV22 5LG
Telephone: 01788 547358
e-mail: postmaster@bareboards.plus.com

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Saturday – 10.00am – 1.00pm

Roundabout

Charity based in Wickhamford, Worcestershire and covers the southern end of the County to Stratford.

Address: 7a Blackminster Business Park, Blackminster, Evesham, WR11 7RE
Telephone: 01386 833030
E-mail: admin.roundabout@btconnect.com
Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 9.00am – 1.00pm
  • Collection and delivery by prior arrangement

Kenilworth Lions Furniture

Store based in Kenilworth. Covers Kenilworth, North Leamington and Warwick. Furniture and other household goods in good condition are accepted (including some white goods and some electrical goods). All money raised goes to good causes.

Address Lions Furniture Store, Farmer Ward Road, Kenilworth
Telephone: 01926 864093
Opening hours:

  • Saturday – 9.00am – 12.30pm

2nd Chance Furniture Re-Use – Nuneaton

Chapter 1’s furniture re-use shop based in Nuneaton is open to the public, selling good quality Furniture and electrical items with a discount of 25% for those on low incomes. There is a small delivery charge, however a free collection service is available covering Bedworth, Nuneaton and North Warwickshire.

Address: 1a, Weddington Terrace, Nuneaton, CV10 0AG
Telephone: 024 7632 6189
Opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday – 9.30am – 4.00pm
  • Friday – 9.30am – 3.00pm
  • Saturday – Second Saturday of every month – 10.00am – 12noon

2nd Chance Furniture Re-Use – Abbeygate Shop

Address: Abbeygate Shopping Centre, Newdegate Street, Nuneaton, CV11 4EL
Telephone: 024 7632 6189
Opening hours

  • Monday to Saturday – 9.30am – 5.00pm

Action 21’s Re-useful Centre

Goods can be collected within a 5 mile radius of the shop for a £10 charge for a collection.

Address: Unit 3, Milverton House, Court Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2BB
Telephone: 01926 886438
Website: www.action21.co.uk
E-mail: info@action21.co.uk
Opening hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 10.00am – 4.00pm

GreenGeek

GreenGeek take computers and some printers and LCD monitors. They can accept delivery at their warehouse or collect by arrangement. GreenGeek also sell and repair laptops and desktops.

Address: 39 Clemens Street, Leamington Spa, CV31 2DP
Telephone: 01926 678330
Website: GreenGeek.org.uk
Opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday – 10.00am – 6.00pm

Reuse on the internet

Statistics


2014 – 2015 = 6,380 tonnes of waste diverted into reuse (2.6%)


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