Donate, sell, share and repair

Items you no longer need or want can be repaired, reused or shared to help the community and reduce waste.

You can take unwanted items to charity shops and donation banks, or use a collection service.


Avoid bulky waste collection charges and help the British Heart Foundation by using their free collection services for donations of suitable quality furniture, electricals and homeware.

Most charity shops accept suitable small donations delivered to the counter without appointment.  Many are too small to accept donations of furniture or other large items, but we have identified a number that can.

These shops:

  • Are located on main roads crossing the borough on the way to Smugglers Way Household Waste Recycling Centre
  • Have access to loading bays or other safe parking options

Please consider donating suitable quality furniture, white goods, electrical items, books, vinyl records and household bric-a-brac to charity rather than dumping them at the tip. This helps reduce waste disposal costs as well as helping the charities! 

Little Lives UK is a children’s charity that offers a clothes collection service for donations of unwanted clothes and accessories in Wandsworth. The charity accepts adult’s and children’s clothes and other household items.

Before donating

It is advisable to give the charity a call before you visit to discuss the item you wish to donate. Sometimes charities may not be able to accept your donation, for example sofas cannot be sold without a fire label.

Items should be clean, dry and largely undamaged. Staff may wish to view them while still in your vehicle, to assess whether they are in a saleable condition.  

Charity shops

We have complied a list of charity shops in the borough that accept donations of furniture and other larger items.

Wandsworth Oasis

Wandsworth Oasis accept donations at their local shops.

Salvation Army

Salvation Army shops accept donations of household items, and their donation centres accept larger items such as furniture.

  • Opening times: 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday
  • Address: 199-201 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 4JE
  • Telephone: 020 8871 1812

Royal Trinity Hospice

Royal Trinity Hospice accepts donations at local shops and also offers a collection service.

  • Opening times: 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday
  • Address: 212-216 Putney Bridge Road, Putney, SW15 2NA
  • Telephone: 020 8704 1660

Selling or giving your items away

If you think someone else might want your items, don’t dump it. You can:

Wandsworth Freegle receive regular requests for by-products of DIY such as:

  • Wooden floors
  • Carpets
  • Paint
  • Fences
  • Kitchens units/cabinets
  • Doors
  • Paving slabs (whole or broken)

Find out more about recycling furniture or electrical equipment.

Share and repair

Rework is a reuse workshop which sees thousands of repairable items fixed or serviced and sold on.

The workshop will accept the following items in good cosmetic condition:

  • Home furniture (for example bed frames, sofas (with fire certificate), tables, chairs, cupboards and drawers)
  • Large domestic appliances/white goods (for example fridges, washing machines, tumble driers and cookers). It doesn’t matter if they are no longer working
  • Bicycles
  • Sports equipment
  • Bric-a-Brac
  • Toys
  • Tools

You can drop off your items in a car at the Smugglers Way Reuse and Recycling Centre, where Rework is based.

Find out about Transition Town Tooting's efforts to encourage more sharing and repairing of things that you only need occasionally or are broken, including their map of repair related businesses in the Tooting area.