Get rid of unwanted items

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:

Emmaus Leeds

Accept furniture, electricals, white goods, bric a brac, clothes, bedding and more. Telephone 0113 248 4288.

Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store

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.

St Vincent de Paul

Accept furniture, electricals, white goods, bric a brac, clothes, bedding. Telephone 0113 245 0800.

St Luke's Cares (Registered Charity 1097720)

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.

Safe Haven

Accept furniture, white goods, and household goods. Telephone 0113 345 1218.

Martin House

Accept most furniture and homeware (except beds). Also accept electrical and white goods in good condition. Telephone 01937 849 039.

Revive Leeds

Based at our Seacroft and 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).

SLATE

Accept furniture, electricals, homeware, bedding, curtains, and more. Items must be in a resellable condition. Telephone 0113 277 0610.

Sydney Bridge

Accept most furniture and electrical items. Telephone 0113 345 9722.

St. Gemma's Hospice

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

Seagulls

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

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.

Leeds Bike Mill

Community bike recycling and training co-op. Telephone 07729 895 510.

Freecycle

A network of members that can make use of almost anything.

Leeds Freegle

A group that matches items with people looking for them.

Recycling sites

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.

Garden waste

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.

You can find out more information about this service on our Book a collection page.

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.

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Pass It On Leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Pass It On Leaflet.pdf1545843pdf