Residents visiting the Harefield Civic Amenity Site can now donate unwanted items or pick up a bargain through Hillingdon Council’s new reuse centre.
The facility, which opened on Thursday 30 September, gives residents the opportunity to bring along good quality items to be upcycled or reused and browse a selection of quality, affordable household items to take home.
Everything from tables, chairs and storage boxes to toys, chests of drawers, cabinets and unchipped crockery can be donated, and while there are no prices on individual items, the council is encouraging local people to donate something each time they take an item away.
All proceeds will go to the Mayor of Hillingdon’s chosen charities for his Charity Appeal – Domestic Abuse Survivors and Navratri Garba.
Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Environment, Housing and Regeneration, said: “There are many items that are bought to the civic amenity site that can easily be used again with a bit of a clean and polish. We want residents to recycle and reuse as much as possible and this is a fantastic way to help reduce waste, give items another lease of life and raise money for charity.
“If you’re thinking about throwing something away that you no longer need, and it’s in good condition, think about donating it to the reuse centre.”