Renfrewshire Council

Wardrobe

Most furniture can be recycled at your local recycling centre.

If you've got an item of furniture that you don't need anymore and it could be used by someone else, why not consider the following options...

Charity and re-use organisations

Some items of furniture can be donated to a charity shop, a furniture re-use organisation or local community project

Why not call our partners at local charity collection Project Oskar? They will come and collect your items so that they can be re-used within the Renfrewshire community. Call them on 0141 847 6626 or visit the Oskar's website for a full list of what they collect. All items donated are cleaned or refurbished before displaying them for sale at 55 Clark Street, Paisley, PA3 1QS.

Upholstered furniture such as sofas and mattresses need to have their fire safety label intact - otherwise charities and re-use organisations are unable to sell them on

You can call the National re-use phone line to donate your furniture on 0800 0665 820 or visit their website for more information.

Online

Pass on items for free at places such as Freecycle and Freegle

Or sell them on websites like eBay, Gumtree and Preloved

Friends, family and local events

Ask family and friends - often they can use the things we don't want anymore

Sell smaller items locally at car boots, nearly new and bring and buy sales (Car Boot Junction lists UK car boot sales)

Put an ad in the local newspaper or shop window

Look out for local swapping events - you might even bag yourself a bargain in return!

Give repairing a go

If you have items which are broken and need a lick of paint or a simple repair to get them back into shape, why not have a go? With a bit of practice and TLC your old furniture could take on a whole new lease of life! If you are unsure, ask family or friends for help.

Alternatively, check online for local repair services or look in telephone directories.

How can I recycle it?

Furniture that cannot be re-used by someone else can often be recycled, especially items made from wood and metal.

Renfrewshire Council offers a special uplift service for householders and commercial premises across Renfrewshire. We collect a variety of items from residents and businesses that are unable to deal with these items themselves.

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