Donation Guidelines

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Donate Monday-Sunday  ·  10am-4pm  ·  The Re-Useful Centre 01926 886438

Thank you for your interest in donating your unwanted goods to us! Whilst we try to accept as many goods as possible, there are restrictions on various items. So, before dropping off your items at our Re-Useful Centre, please read the guidelines below carefully.

Additionally, if you have something bulky to donate please call the shop first to make sure we’ve got space for it and if you’d like to use our collections service please call 01926 886438 for more information.

Donations guidelines
Please bring your items to us in good clean working order.

We welcome:
Furniture*, bikes, toys, bric-a-brac, kitchenware, electrical items†, gardening items, books, clothes, shoes, video tapes, LPs, CDs and DVDs.

†Electrical Goods
Action 21 accepts most electrical goods if they are in full working order. Please check/note that:
1. The item must be fully functional as we do not repair electrical items.
2. The item is intact – if the casing is damaged/cracked or the flex is split/cracked, it will need to be taken to the small appliances recycling point at Prince’s Drive Household Waste Recycling Centre.
3. We will only accept portable TVs with integrated video or DVD, with a remote control and at least two scart sockets.

*Flat-pack Furniture
Please do not bring disassembled items to Action 21.

Regulations apply to:

*Sofas, armchairs, chairs and mattresses
We are happy to accept all manner of furniture but we are only allowed to sell foam-filled furniture that conforms to current fire safety standards. Check for a label confirming your donation complies with Furniture & Furnishing (Fire Safety) Regulations (1988).

On sofas and armchairs, the label is often white with green writing and is usually located under the cushion. On mattresses, the label is usually blue and is stitched on to the end. On dining chairs, the label is usually underneath the seat.

Prams and pushchairs
Prams and pushchairs must have a 5 point harness and comply with BS 7409 or BS EN 1888. These labels are usually found on the frame or seat covering. They must also comply with Furniture & Furnishing (Fire Safety) Regulations (1988); most will have a permanent label to this effect with the words, “Carelessness causes fire”.

What we can’t take

Chemicals, liquids and noxious waste
No liquids or chemicals (such as paint or varnish), car tyres or pressurised containers such as gas cylinders.

White goods
We do not accept white goods (fridges, washing machines etc).

Computers and printers
We do not accept computers or printers.