Do you have a large bulky items such as a bed, sofa or an electrical appliance, for example a fridge, which is still in a good or usable condition? You may want to consider passing it on for reuse or recycling rather than it going to landfill.
You can dispose of bulky items for free at the Household Waste Recycling Centre based in First Avenue, Millbrook.
Donate to a charity
- If the item is in good condition
- If the item has been stored indoors or undercover
- If an electrical appliance, it is fully working
- If an upholstered item, it has a red or blue fire label attached
If the item complies with the above points, then the following charities will accept the donation. A small charge may be made for collection, but some are free.
SCRATCH helps families in need. They are based on Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate and always require good quality furniture and electrical appliances.
British Heart Foundation and DEBRA will collect furniture and electrical items.
Oxfam furniture shop
Sue Ryder furniture shop
Naomi House Furniture Store, 491 Bitterne Road East. Tel: 023 8044 4157
Another option is to offer your items online for free via Gumtree, Freecycle, Freegle or Preloved or on supermarket notice boards or in newspapers.
If none of these ideas are practical please use our bulky waste collection service but please note there is a charge.