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
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 (PDF 1.5MB).
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.
Accepts furniture, white goods, electricals, bric a brac, clothes, bedding and more. Free collection of up to 9 items. We also carry out house clearances. Telephone 0113 400 1182 or 07800512074.
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
Kirkstall recycling sites, Revive Leeds accepts furniture, electricals, bric a brac, clothes, bedding, books, dvds, videos and much more. No collections – donations to the shops only. Telephone 0113 345 9722 (Seacroft) or 0113 216 3310 (Kirkstall).
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 255 7552 (warehouse) or 0113 262 4802 (shop).
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 shops at
Seacroft Revive and the
Kirkstall recycling site.
Other organisations to use
A community paint re-use group that accepts old paint, varnish etc for reuse and sells very low cost paint. Telephone 0113 246 7510.
The Bikes College at Copley Hill (LS12 1HY, telephone: 0113 345 5180) offers bike repairs, free collections for donated bikes, low cost refurbished bikes and training on bike maintenance etc.
Community bike recycling and training co-op. Telephone 07729 895 510.
A network of members that can make use of almost anything.
A group that matches items with people looking for them.
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.
From 5 February 2018 charges apply for disposing of some types of rubbish at our household recycling sites including rubble, hardcore, soil, ceramics, plasterboard and tyres. Please see our
guide to waste disposal charges for a full list of items, charges and how to pay.
If you are requiring a garden waste collection and do not have access to a brown bin, please visit our
Garden waste page. This page contains guidance on booking a collection and the terms and conditions of collections.
Book a collection
If you are unable to get rid of your items in the above ways and you are prepared to wait for up to 3 weeks, we offer a limited service to remove items from homes. This will be chargeable at a subsidised rate of £20.00.
If a collection is not made on your appointment date then please leave the item(s) outside for a further 48 hours. Please ensure that your item/s are left in the exact location given during your booking, and that you have followed the rules for collection.