Donate your unwanted items

Donate your unwanted items

Donate your unwanted items to those in need. Bright Sparks is a reuse charity run based in Canning Town, the shop is called Reclaim At the Lane. It provides the local community with low cost goods which are donated by local residents and businesses.

Book a free collection online for furniture and white goods (fridges etc) in good condition. 

Reclaim At the Lane also accept smaller items like bric-a-brac, children’s toys, boxes of book if they are collected with furniture.

Email [email protected]

Homestore is a furniture reuse charity based in Stratford. It sells donated items at low cost to families in Newham who may not otherwise be able to afford the furniture they need.

Book a free collection online of your furniture if they are in good condition.

Call 020 8519 6264

Email [email protected]

Donate your unwanted items to the community

You can list most items on websites like Streetbank, Freegle and the Newham Freecycle group.

Items can also be sold on Facebook Marketplace or local swap groups and websites such as ebay and gumtree (link to ebay and gumtree). You can organise a Give and Take day or Swap Shop – find tips on the East London Waste website.

If your furniture items no longer have the fire safety labels attached, then you may not be able to donate them for reuse.

Repair, swap and recycle items

You can find information on repairing electronic items here:

You can find out how to donate textiles here

You can also take lots of items to Jenkins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre to be recycled.

Use the council’s bulky waste service

If your items are not in good enough condition to be donated you can use the Council’s free bulky waste service.