Items We Are Able to Accept

 

We welcome donations of most household items, including electrical appliances.  However due to the various insurance and health and safety requirements, and to the sometimes very restricted nature of the homes to which we deliver, we do unfortunately have to impose some limitations.  It is also essential that the items are reasonably clean and in working order, and in suitable and safe condition for transportation.

As regards electrical goods, we do carry out statutory electrical testing and dispose of any items that fail the tests. However disposing of failed electrical items is difficult as mentioned below, so to keep their numbers ot a minimum we are only able to clollect items in working order and in reasonable condition.  We are no longer able to accept electric ovens.

Test failures and any items we collect but find are not suitable for placement have to be disposed of at the local waste transfer site.  We do have a charity permit for the site, but this is closely watched to ensure we do not use it too heavily.  We dare not risk having the licence revoked , in which case we would have to pay at the tip, and this means that we have to be very selective in our collections. Further more, the list of items the waste site will take is constantly being reduced.  For example, TV sets, refrigerators and freezers are not now accepted as they are regarded as hazardous.  For these reasons our collecting teams may find it necessary to decline donations they consider to be in very poor conditions or, in the case of electrical appliances, unsafe or likely to fail electrical safety tests.

The following lists show what we can and cannot currently accept.  This is under continual review, taking into account demand for certain items and the amount of storage room was have available. 

If you have something to donate please use the Contact Us tab above, or call our office (01252 616998) we only have one line so please be patient, to discuss what you have and to arrange for us to collect or for you to bring to site.  If we collect, our driver will make the final decision on acceptability.

 

WE WELCOME THE FOLLOWING:

We gratefully accept donations of the following categories of items, subject to their being in reasonable and transportable condition (much ‘flat pack' furniture will not survive removal and delivery).  If you have an item that is not listed, please call us as below to discuss.

We are unable to make any payment for donated items.

Due to insurance restrictions, we cannot accept upholstered goods, beds, mattresses and the like unless they have blue fire resistance labels.

Notwithstanding any prior arrangements, our volunteer drivers are to make the final decision on the acceptability of items offered.  They may also not be able to accept an item if they feel they will not be able to move it safely, particularly from a difficult location, or deliver it to recipients or they consider its condition to be too poor.

All electrical goods are PAT tested before re-use; however we have no facilities to test appliances for function.

Please call us on 01252 616998 to arrange collection.  Our telephone is in continual use, and it may take several tries to get through.

Electrical:

Washing machines (in good condition and no more than 8 years old.

Washing machines

Refrigerators, freezers and fridge/freezers no more than 8 years old.
Microwaves
Televisions, flat screen, of recent manufacture, in full working condition, complete with remote controls.
Table lamps and shades
Vacuum cleaners
Kettles
Toasters
Irons
Other kitchen appliances

Household:

Beds (single & double)
Bunks
Small settees (2 seaters only unless compact/low backed)
Armchairs & fireside chairs
Tables 
Dining chairs
Small wardrobes (large double wardrobes cannot be collected)
Chests of drawers
Bedside cabinets
Ironing boards
Curtains (not nets)
Bedding (clean)
Carpets (clean, not underlay)

Kitchen:
Pots & pans
Kitchen tools
China ware (sets preferred)
Cutlery

Baby & Child Goods:
Cots & travel cots (must have all fittings) and mattresses
Small pushchairs/strollers
High-chairs
Stair gates
Toys
Clothes 

WE REGRET WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING: 

 Electric cookers, due to electrical testing and connection difficulties)

 Sideboards
 Dressing tables
 Assembled flat pack wardrobes
 Large/heavy double wardrobes
 Gas cookers or other gas appliances
 Wall hung units
 Glass fronted cabinets
 Office chairs
 Large chest freezers
 Large dining tables (small, light drop leaf or extending tables are welcome)
 Large 3 seater sofas or other oversize suite items
 Garden furniture
 Cane or wicker furniture
 Carpet underlay
 Food mixers or processors
 Coffee makers
 Radios or cassette players
 Video recorders
 Hi-Fi systems without CD players
 Radios
 Telephones
 Electric fires
 Electric room heaters (radiator or oil filled style)
 Fire surrounds
 Children's' car seats
 Computers/monitors or related equipment
 Standard lamps
 Dishwashers
 Electrical adjustable beds and chairs
 
Any other item that in the collecting Driver's opinion is in unusable condition or cannot be safely handled and transported from the location or to our Clients.

 

 

 

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