The quickest and most environmentally friendly way to get rid of your unwanted items is to donate to charity or use an organisation that will take the items. These organisations provide valued support to households and communities, so please give them a call, or try their website to find out more about their services.
Donating to charity
Top tips for donating: Items such as sofas, chairs and beds must carry fire safety labels. All electrical items should be free from rust, be reasonably clean, have intact seals and ideally be in full working order.
You can read more about donating to these charities in our Pass It On leaflet.
Most of the following organisations will collect re-usable items from your home for free:
Accept furniture, electricals, white goods, bric a brac, clothes, bedding and more. Telephone 0113 248 4288
Accept sofas, beds, bedroom storage, tables, chairs and other living room furniture. In addition they take bedding, curtains, towels, pans and mirrors. They do not collect electrical appliances or white goods. Telephone 0113 273 9727
Accept furniture, electricals, white goods, bric a brac, clothes, bedding. Telephone 0113 245 0800
Accept cookers, washing machines, furniture and slimline TVs. Items can be cleaned, restored and sold. Telephone 0780 051 2074
Accept furniture, white goods, and household goods. Telephone 0113 345 1218
Accept most furniture and homeware (except beds). Also accept electrical and white goods in good condition. Telephone 01937 849 039
Based at our Seacroft recycling site, Revive Leeds accepts furniture, electricals, bric a brac, clothes, bedding, books, dvds, videos and much more. No collections – donations to the shop only. Telephone 0113 345 9722
Accept furniture, electricals, homeware, bedding, curtains, and more. Items must be in a resellable condition. Telephone 0113 277 0610
Accept most furniture and electrical items. Telephone 0113 345 9722
Accept electricals (except large white goods) and furniture. Telephone 0113 218 5500
Get rid of small items
All the above organisations will also accept your smaller unwanted items such as clothing, books, CDs and bric a brac. Alternatively, you can take them to your local charity shop or place them in the charity bags that you may receive. You can also take small items to the Revive Leeds re-use shop at Seacroft.
Other organisations to use
A network of members that can make use of almost anything.
Community bike recycling and training co-op. Telephone 07729 895 510
A group that matches items with people looking for them.
A community paint re-use group that accepts old paint, varnish etc for reuse and sells very low cost paint. Telephone 0113 246 7510
If you are unable to donate your items because they are not in a suitable condition, then please take the items to one of our recycling sites situated across Leeds.
Book a collection
Before starting to book your collection, please check the items that we can and cannot collect below. If you are unable to get rid of your items in the above ways and you are prepared to wait for up to 6 weeks, we offer a limited service to remove items from homes.