Reuse Donations

Donations now being accepted at Acorn in Trinity (La Collette is currently closed)

Donate unwanted items, we'll repair & reuse them

To donate your unwanted goods, simply drop them off at the new Household Reuse & Recycling Centre at La Collette. You’ll easily find the Acorn Reuse Centre drop-off point - we're the first building on the left as you drive in.

Easy access & parking

There's plenty of parking and our staff are on hand to help and advise. It couldn't be easier!

The items you drop off are processed (sorted and cleaned) at La Collette, before being taken to Acorn in Trinity where they are displayed for sale in the Acorn Reuse Centre.

Please help us create work from waste, training from trash and revenue from reuse.

For donations of unwanted goods, please contact:

Examples of items we accept

Kitchen items
Kettles, tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glasses, cabinets
Bedroom items
Chests of drawers, bedside tables, wardrobes
Living room items
Sofas*, chairs*, bookcases, cabinets, desks, TV tables & units, coffee tables, lamps and other small furniture
General utilities
Washing machines, tumble dryers, vacuum cleaners, electric heaters, garden machinery
Electronic items
TVs, DVD players, video recorders, digital set-top boxes, computers (Pentium and above only), consoles & games, music systems
Household items
Mirrors, curtains, cushions, bedding, ornaments, pictures, books, CDs, DVDs, records
Carpets / rugs, lawn mowers, garden furniture, tools, garden tools, bicycles, clothes, shoes, bags, belts, bric-a-brac, toys and games

* We’re not able to take sofas and soft furnishings that were made before 1988, or which don’t have the Fire Safety label displayed.

Examples of items we cannot accept

Furniture & housewares
Upholstered furniture without a fire label, including items without labels that are part of donated sets; upholstered furniture with large tears or damage; furniture with missing parts or damage that may make the item unsafe; flat pack furniture; glass tv units; veneered wood furniture with damage to the veneer exposing the inner wood.
Knives, swords, sword stocks, crossbows, guns, ammunition (including replica guns).
Software & hardware
Home recorded DVDs; videos; audio tapes; MP3 players; memory cards; home recorded computer games; software on recordable CDs & DVDs.
Children's equipment
Unfortunately due to health and safety recommendations the following cannot be accepted: children's car seats, prams, pushchairs and buggies (unless in excellent condition), highchairs, cots, carry cots, playpens, soft toys without a CE mark.
Electronic items
Electric blankets; electric showers; sunbeds and tanning equipment; refrigeration units; TVs without HDMI ports or remote controls; DVD players without HDMI port or remote controls; old Sky boxes.
Heating & cooking
Gas appliances; oil filled radiators without thermostat; mobile oil heaters; storage heaters that are hard wired; oil & gas.
Safety & sports equipment
Buoyancy aids, lifejackets, inflatable dinghies, safety helmets, riding hats, crash helmets, cycle helmets, safety harnesses of any sort, fire fighting equipment.
Personal appliances such as shavers, foot spas, etc (unless unused and in with original sealed box); duvets and pillows that have been used; suitcases; tents (unless brand new and sealed); gazebos (unless brand new and sealed); medication including vitamins; unsealed toiletries; perishable goods; food & drink; prescription spectacles; cleaning agents, solvents and adhesives; ivory; fur coats & items made of fur; batteries; flares & pyrotechnics; fake or counterfeit items; items made from endangered species.
If you have something which is not listed, it might still be of interest, please contact us to see if we can help. Please note we may have to, at our discretion, refuse to accept items from time-to-time due to an over stock of some items. Many thanks.

You can download our information leaflet of what goods we accept here.

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