Don’t throw away the things you don’t need anymore – there’s somebody out there who can benefit from them.
- 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.
- Phone a friend – Friends and family or a neighbour may be glad to take an old TV, warm winter coat or book shelves.
- 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.
- 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?
- Carrier bags
- Reusable nappies
If you can think of anymore, why not let us know and we can add it to our list.
Community Furniture Reuse
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.
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
- 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.
Rugby Bareboards Trust
- Monday to Friday – 9.00am – 4.00pm
- Saturday – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Charity based in Evesham, Worcestershire, but happy to accept furniture from Warwickshire residents.
- Monday to Thursday – 9.00am – 1.00pm
- First Saturday of each month – 10.00am – 2.00pm
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Monday to Sunday – 10.00am – 4.00pm
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.
- Monday to Saturday – 10.00am – 6.00pm
Charity Shops in Warwickshire
Reuse on the internet
2014 – 2015 = 6,380 tonnes of waste diverted into reuse (2.6%)