Before you throw something away consider whether you could donate it or sell it on for someone else to use; particularly with furniture, white goods, electrical items, toys, clothes and books.

Charity Shops

Local charity shops are a great place to find a second-hand bargain, they also welcome donations of good quality items such as books, DVD’s, clothes and shoes. Some charity shops also take electrical items such as British Heart Foundation.

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The Stevenage Furniture Recycling Scheme is a registered charity who work with Stevenage Borough Council to divert reusable furniture and appliances from going to landfill.

The Stevenage Furniture Recycling Scheme welcomes donations of furniture and appliances in good condition.

For more information email: or phone 01438 362900

Reuse Groups

There are also many online groups where you could buy, sell or giveaway unwanted items to someone else who could make use of it, examples include:

  • Freegle
  • Freecycle
  • Gumtree