Before throwing something away, why not check if someone else is interested in having it?
There are a few ways to give new life to to your unwanted items, and help the environment by creating less waste:
Charity shops provide affordable, good quality items whilst raising money for charity. The below list shows what charity shops will generally accept as a donation:
- Clothes and shoes;
- Bags and accessories:
- Children's toys
- DVDs, CDs and vinyl
- Paintings and ornaments
For any doubts please contact individual shops.
Old and unwanted textiles can be taken to a textile bank located at one of the recycling centres in the Braintree district.
You can view the Recycle Now website to find out what can go in a textile bankand where the nearest to you is.
Items such as furniture, bikes, unwanted presents, toys and many more can be posted online and quickly collected from your property. This makes it easy and quick to get rid of your items, and saves you a trip to the local recycling centre.
Book a bulky waste collection
If you're having a clear-out of bulky items such as furniture or white goods, call the Tendring Reuse and Employment Enterprise who will collect them for a small charge.