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Get rid of unwanted items

The quickest and easiest way to get rid of your unwanted items is to donate them.

Donate to Charity
Some of the charities and organisations listed in the External links section and listed below will collect your unwanted items free of charge as long as the items are still in working order.
 
  • Emmaus Leeds 0113 2484288
  • Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 2739727
  • St Judes 0113 2450800
  • Safe Haven 0113 3451218
  • SLATE 0113 2704005
  • Sydney Bridge 0113 2175388
Taking your smaller unwanted items such as CDs and books to local charity shops will also help charities undertake their work.
 
Revive Leeds Reuse Shop, Seacroft
At Seacroft Recycling Site there is a reuse shop which is run by Revive Leeds, a partnership between three local charities (Emmaus Leeds, St Jude's and SLATE). Profits raised by sales in the shop go to support the work of these charities in Leeds helping homeless, disadvantaged and disabled people. The shop accepts donations of furniture, clothing, bikes, books, DVDs and CDs, bric-a-brac and much more.
 
Recycling Sites

You can take unwanted items to Recycling Sites. Containers are available to place items for either donation to local charity, recycling or disposal.
 
Ask us to collect

We offer a bulky item collection service, but collection can take up to eight weeks. To book a collection please telephone us on 0113 222 4406 (Mon to Fri 8.00am to 6.00pm).
 
For further information about the service, including items we can't collect, please read the frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions

What items will you collect?

Carpets and underlay (carpets and underlay must be kept dry and, if possible, folded or rolled into manageable pieces for easier carrying. Please ensure the carpet is separated from the underlay).

Doors (all internal and external doors will be collected. Any glass panels must be removed and made safe by taping).

Furniture (chairs, sofas, tables, dismantled wardrobes, sideboards, bed bases, mattresses etc. Any drawers should be left intact. Glass panels should be removed and made safe. Water butts and compost bins must be empty).

Electrical equipment (TVs, microwaves, lawn mowers, sun beds (UV tubes removed) etc. Loose doors, cables or wires should be taped or tied to the item).

White goods (fridges, freezers, cookers, washing machines, tumble dryers dish washers.  Any doors or locks on air tight fridges must be removed. All content must removed. Loose doors, cables and wires must taped or tied to the item. The service will only collect items that can be safely handled by 2 people). 

Garden waste (grass cuttings, hedge clippings, leaves, dead plants, weeds, windfall fruit, twigs and small branches - please ensure your garden waste is bundled together and double bagged. The service will not collect garden waste if you have access to brown (garden waste) bin collections).

Wood and Branches (wood and branches must be bundled up into manageable amounts. Please make sure that nails and screws are removed. The Service will not collect wood and branches small enough to be recycled though the brown bin where this service is provided). 

Which items will you not collect?

Bathroom suites including sinks, baths and toilets

Boilers/storage heaters and radiators

Building material including rubble

Car parts including batteries and tyres

Fluorescent light tubes

Garage doors

Sheds

Gas bottles

Hazardous materials - chemicals, paint, asbestos

General unbagged waste

Greenhouses

Kitchen units - sinks, worktops, cupboards

Mirrors

Pianos/organs

Tree trunks

Window frames

Patio doors/windows

Glass topped furniture unless the glass has been removed and made safe.

Wooden pallets

Garden waste if you have access to a brown garden waste bin

You can still dispose of all the above items at any recycling site with the exception of asbestos. Asbestos is only accepted by Kirkstall recycling site by appointment only. Please call 0113 214 3639 for information and charges. 

How do I dispose of hazardous waste?

​This includes batteries, low-energy light bulbs, household chemicals and some paints.  Please take these items to your nearest recycling site. If you are unable to do so, please call us on 0113 222 4406 to see if we can help.

Please do not put these items into your black bin.

How do I dispose of asbestos?

​Kirkstall Recycling Site accepts asbestos by appointment only. Please call 0113 3783030 for information and charges

Where should I leave my items for collection?

​Items should be left in a safe and accessible place as close as possible to whichever entrance is most accessible for the collection vehicle, but within the boundary of your property. 

Items should be covered to protect them from weather especially soft furnishings, sofas and mattresses.  Please note that items may not be collected if they are too heavy.

Sharp points or edges and loose pieces must be covered and secured  for health and safety reasons.  Sheets of glass must be bound and protected.

On your day of collection make sure any gates are unlocked, there are no cars on the drive and any dogs are inside the house or on a lead.

What time will you collect my items?

​Items will be collected on your collection date between 7am and 5pm. Please ensure your items are put out no later than 7am on the day of collection.

If an item cannot be collected for any reason, for example it is contaminated, cannot be accessed, or has not been presented for collection, our operatives may take photographs for audit purposes.

Will the crew take extra items on the day of collection?

​The crew will only take the items listed for collection.  If you change any items that are due to be collected, please contact us at least two days before collection is due.

If an item cannot be collected for any reason, for example it is contaminated, cannot be accessed, or has not been presented for collection, our operatives may take photographs for audit purposes.