Donate (don't dump) old household items
If you are getting rid of old furniture or household items that are still in good working order, why not consider donating them? There are a number of ways you can do this locally. Use the links below to find out more:
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Staffordshire Furniture Reuse Network
The Staffordshire Furniture Reuse Network is a group of community run 'not-for-profit' or charity organisations that specialise in selling hugely discounted second hand furniture to the most in need, mainly low income families, or people setting up home for the first time.
The type of furniture they reuse typically include beds, sofas, tables and chairs. Some of the projects also specialise in electrical goods such as washing machines and fridge freezers.
The projects also help the environment by stopping lots of good quality furniture ending up on landfill sites and are professionally organised with paid and voluntary staff who provide training and work opportunities to people who are looking to receiving this support.
To arrange for a free collection of unwanted, reusable furniture please locate and contact your nearest centre on the Furniture Reuse Network website or see details below:
Michael Lowe's and Associated Charities Furniture Transfer Scheme, 22 Purcell Avenue, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7PJ or visit http://lichfieldfurnituretransferscheme.wordpress.com/
If you would like to donate, call Tony Wilkins on 01543 300433 or if you are interested in giving recycled furniture a new home, call 01543 262491.
Burton YMCA Happy Homes, 24 Borough Rd, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 2DA
Tel: 01283 547 133
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One person's rubbish is someone else's treasure! That's the ethos behind Lichfield Freecycle, an initiative which matches people who have items to get rid of with people who can use them. It's a simple but effective idea which is catching on around the globe. Freecycle is an independent community operation and is not owned or run by Lichfield District Council. To find out how to join Lichfield Freecycle, log on to www.freecycle.org
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org