Reuse organisations and charities
There are projects across York and North Yorkshire run by the community sector or local businesses which help you to reuse or recycle items ranging from textiles and furniture to bikes and tools.
If you have reusable items you no longer need, consider donating them to charity shops or furniture reuse organisations where they will be sold so other people can continue to use them. By donating to a charity shop or reuse organisation, you will be reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and also supporting a good cause of your choice.
Generally charity shops will accept:
Some charity shops also specialise in vintage clothing, bridal wear, books, furniture and electrical appliances.
Furniture reuse organisations
Generally furniture reuse organisations will accept:
Your local organisations
To find organisations in your area and what they are looking for see our Reuse directory.
Alternatively, to find your favourite charity shop either visit or look under 'Charity shops' in your local yellow pages. For a list of furniture reuse organisations across York and North Yorkshire see the useful downloads below.
If you would prefer to buy or sell reusable goods or even give and receive them for free there are many, car boot and jumble sales and web based reuse schemes available to you.
Before donating items please check that: