Reuse unwanted items
Birmingham residents have the option to donate unwanted items for reuse, when visiting the city’s Household Recycling Centres (HRCs).
There are donation areas at Tyseley, Kings Norton and Castle Bromwich HRCs where residents can drop off items that are still in good working condition and suitable for reuse. Community Reuse, who will be running the Reuse Shop at the Tyseley site, will refurbish donated items to sell to members of the public.
Money raised in the shop will contribute to community initiatives.
The Reuse Shop is located at the Tyseley HRC site, just before the meet and greet point, and will be open to visitors Monday - Sunday 9am – 5pm.
Items that are accepted for reuse
- Electrical items that are in working order, including vacuum cleaners, fans, etc.
- Bicycles, even if they are missing some parts
- Household goods, e.g. picture frames, storage boxes, fire surround, etc.
- Garden tools and lawnmowers
- Bric a Brac
If you have furniture that is clean, in a reasonable and reusable condition, you could donate to a reuse charity:
- The ReUsers shop adjacent to the recycling centre at Norris Way, Sutton Coldfield provides a place to donate your unwanted items that are too good to throw away.
- CT Furniture is a charity that will collect items free of charge from residents across the West Midlands. Reusing helps the environment as well as being a great way to benefit the local community.
- Freegle is a UK organisation that aims to increase reuse and reduce landfill by offering a free Internet-based service where people can both, give away and ask for things that would otherwise be thrown away.