From August 2020 new safety arrangements for Covid-19 will apply.

Please read these guidelines carefully before bringing your items to the Re-Useful Centre.

Action-21 reserves the right to refuse to take any items which they deem to be unsuitable.

Booking a Donation

Action 21 will accept good quality donations by prior arrangement and subject to the following guidelines:

Donations guidelines

  • Donations must be booked in advance and we can only accept the items and quantities listed below
  • Please bring your donations at the time arranged in good, clean working order
  • Please separate different types of item before bringing to the shop
  • Do not leave items outside the shop because we are unable to deal with them

What we will accept

  • Bikes
  • Bric-a-brac and kitchenware (maximum 2 boxes)
  • Gardening tools and equipment
  • Clean clothes, shoes and accessories (maximum 2 bags)
  • Books, CDs and DVDs (maximum 2 boxes)
  • Small electrical items (see details below)
  • Small items of furniture (see details below)
  • Good quality, clean and unbroken children’s toys
  • Games and puzzles which are complete

Small electrical items

Most small electrical goods can be accepted if they are not damaged and in full working order – we do not repair electrical items.

Small items of furniture

We are happy to accept small items of furniture that can be carried by one person. Foam-filled furniture must conform to current fire safety standards and must carry a label confirming the it complies with Furniture & Furnishing (Fire Safety) Regulations (1988); most will have a permanent label with the words, “Carelessness causes fire”.

Prams and pushchairs

Prams and pushchairs must have a 5 point harness and comply with BS 7409 or BS EN 1888. They must also comply with Furniture & Furnishing (Fire Safety) Regulations (1988);

What cannot be accepted

  • Large electrical items and white goods (fridges, washing machines etc)
  • Child car safety seats and bicycle helmets
  • Computers and printers
  • Larger items of furniture that cannot be carried by one person; such as sofas, beds, mattresses, wardrobes and wall cabinets
  • Flat-pack furniture whether assembled or in pieces 
  • Plastic flower pots and trays
  • Chemicals, liquids and noxious waste