Furniture recycling and reuse
You can donate your furniture for reuse to these organisations:
Reuse and Recycling Centre, Summers Lane
Take your unwanted furniture for reuse to the Summers Lane centre
Items must be in good condition and where appropriate have the fire safety label attached.
These items can also be donated to the onsite reuse shop Second Time Around.
Barnet Furniture Centre
Barnet Furniture Centre collect donations of good quality furniture. They sell second hand and vintage pieces.
You can find everything from bed frames to coffee tables at their warehouse in Friern Barnet.
This scheme helps divert tones of furniture away from landfill and ensures they are reused or recycled instead.
Telephone Barnet Furniture Centre on 020 8361 6802
Kith and Kids
Kith and Kids collect furniture from postcodes beginning with:
There is no collection charge but furniture must be in saleable condition and electrical goods must be in working order.
Telephone Kith and Kids on 020 8880 9034
Emmaus is a registered St. Albans based homelessness charity who collect donated:
- white goods
They are happy to accept most household items but there are some exceptions for either legal or practical reasons, this includes:
- soft furnishings without a fire label
- safety items
- baby equipment
- any item that is not in a saleable condition
The donated items are available for sale at the following shop in Barnet:
11 High Street
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm
- Sunday: 12am to 4pm (only the last Sunday of the month)
For more information please telephone Emmaus on 020 8440 8342, or email email@example.com
The Loop @ Grahame Park Estate
Groundwork London is working to improve the estate environment, promote reuse, and reduce waste and fly-tipping at Grahame Park by creating The Loop @ Grahame Park
Grahame Park Estate residents can get a free home collection of unwanted household items.
The workshop team at The Loop also offer furniture repairs.
You can email The Loop or send a text or WhatsApp message to 079 8114 0926 for more information.
Online groups and sites
You can give away items you no longer need to:
The person receiving the item may be required to collect the item from you.
The London Community Resource Network (LCRN)
The London Community Resource Network pioneer community-based solutions for waste prevention, recycling and re-use across London.
They manage many reuse projects and initiatives across London.
Email LCRN to find out about local schemes.
Check your waste carrier is licensed
You can check whether a company is registered as a carrier of waste by visiting the Environment Agency online register