Donate, sell, share and repair
If you no longer need or want an item, it can be repaired, reused or shared to help the community and reduce waste. This could help you avoid bulky waste collection charges.
Sell or give away your items
If you think someone else might want your items, don’t dump them. You can:
- Sell them - for example, by using Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace
- Give them away - Richmond Freegle, for example, lets local residents exchange unwanted items free of charge
Donate your items
There are a number of ways you can donate your unwanted items.
Most charity shops accept small donations delivered to the counter without an appointment.
The Charity Retail Association's shop finder lists all shops in the borough.
You may want to call the shop to discuss your items and make sure they can accept your donation.
Richmond furniture scheme
Richmond Furniture Scheme is a local charity that accepts furniture in good condition for reuse.
The charity can collect furniture for free. Find out more on the Richmond furniture scheme website.
Townmead Road Reuse and Recyling centre
Our Townmead Road site accepts various items for reuse. Ask one of the onsite teams where these items should be placed.
Share and repair items
Repair cafés run in the borough throughout the year. They are a great opportunity to get broken items fixed by skilled volunteers.
Check out the following cafés:
Up to: Waste and recycling
Updated: 19 December 2023