What to do with your waste


Before throwing something away, why not check if someone else in the community can make use of it.

Community Use

Local community groups such as pre-school, youth clubs or other community groups can often make use of the items you no longer need.

Charity Shops

You can donate unwanted items to charity shops. They accept:

  • clothing
  • shoes
  • bags and accessories
  • books
  • children’s toys
  • DVDs
  • CDs and vinyl
  • paintings
  • bric a brac

Some also accept unwanted furniture.

Please check with your local charity shop beforehand to see what they will accept.

Textile Banks

There are several textile banks across the district.

You can find out more about where they are and what you can take to them.

Online Groups

Online platforms are a great way to support your local community and save you having to throw items away. The types of items you can give and receive online include:

  • furniture
  • clothing
  • children’s toys
  • soil and rubble
  • pre-loved garden ornaments

You can pass almost anything on.


It’s easy and free to join Freegle. You can join your local Freegle group today:

Or you can check other groups like Freecycle or Preloved or Facebook.


This is an ethical, eco-fabulous, social and fun way to swap an item or items of clothing, shoes, and accessories with friends and acquaintances.

Parties must willingly give an item to participate in the transaction, then they are free to choose something of interest from what others have offered.

Customer Services

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 552525

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