Do charity shops take electrical goods UK?

The short answer is yes, many do. Our research has shown that there are some 527 million unwanted electrical items in our homes and that we throw away 155,000 tonnes a year, costing the UK economy £370 million. …

Where can I donate electrical items UK?

Lots of charities would love your unwanted electricals – British Red Cross, Sue Ryder, Emmaus, British Heart Foundation, Marie Curie, FARA..

What should you not bring to a charity shop?

What will charity shops not accept?

  • Identifiable school uniforms.
  • Inflatable toys for water.
  • Car seats.
  • Prams/Pushchairs/Buggies.
  • Cots and mattresses.
  • High chairs/Booster seats/Child safety gates.
  • Soft toys without the CE label.
  • Used pillows and duvets (although pillow cases and mattress covers may be accepted)

Do Age UK take electrical items?

Age UK furniture shops

Larger Age UK shops may be able to accept donations of good-quality furniture and electrical items.

What can I donate to charity shops UK?

Items that are usually accepted in high street charity shops include:

  • Clothing.
  • Shoes and bags.
  • Accessories and jewellery.
  • Books.
  • CDs and DVDs (that aren’t home recorded)
  • Homeware, such as ornaments, china, kitchenware and photo frames.
  • Children’s toys and games (with a CE label if it’s a soft toy)
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What charity takes electrical goods?

Anything with a plug can be donated to the British Heart Foundation, which accepts functioning electricals.

What can I do with my old electronics UK?

Recycle Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

  • Donate the unwanted item to a charitable organisation.
  • Take it to a Designated Collection Facility (DCF) run by your local authority (you can find your nearest DCF by visiting
  • Take part in national recycling campaigns.

Do charity shops accept bras?

Bras in ‘good but worn’ condition can be donated to an organisation such as Against Breast Cancer either directly or by one of their bra banks, or to a charity shop that accepts items of underwear.

Do charity shops take soft toys UK?

High chairs/booster seats/child safety gates. Soft toys without the CE label. Used pillows and duvets (although pillow cases and mattress covers may be accepted)

What do charity shops do with clothes they Cannot sell?

Clothes which can’t be sold in the shop will be sold to textile recycling companies, so they still make money for the charity. The Charity Retail Association has advice on donating unusual items.

Do charities collect from your house?

We offer a hassle-free way of recycling and getting rid of unwanted clothing. Whether it’s your own clothes or old baby clothes, you don’t even need to leave the house as we’ll collect them for you! If you’re in need of a charity clothes collection from home, Collect My Clothes is on hand.

Do charity shops Wash clothes before selling them?

People sometimes ask me whether clothes donated to charity shops are washed before they go on sale. I can’t speak for every charity shop but, in general, I would say the answer is no. … As a complete aside, the steamers used in charity shops are amazing.

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Do charity shops take electric blankets?

The short answer is yes, many do. While not all charity shops will take all types of electrical goods, you shouldn’t have to go far to find one that will welcome your old electricals.

What clothes should not be donated?

No fabric items like bedding, towels, or clothes should be donated unless they have been cleaned. Dry clean or wash everything and treat any stains before donating.

What can you do with old duvets?

What to do with duvets and pillows? Keep your nighttime best friends in use as long as you can, as duvets and pillows are currently not recyclable unfortunately. However, if they are in good enough condition they can be passed on to a charity organisation – some homeless charities and animal shelters can use them.