Items we can't accept

Items we can't accept

There are several other ways in which you can dispose of items we can’t accept, such as local selling groups and social media pages, food banks, removal services​ and recycling centres, as well as other local council services.


Items we can’t accept

We appreciate all donations, but we are unable to accept items which we cannot sell and would require us to pay for disposal. ​

This includes anything dirty, damaged or with missing parts.


Nightwear without the label ‘Warning, Keep Away from Fire’ or ‘Low Flammability’

Children’s clothing or fancy-dress costumes without fire safety labels, including hand-knitted clothing   

 Animal furs (also applies to non-clothing items) 

Used underwear   

Branded uniforms (working uniforms with logos, excluding school uniforms)

Used Swimwear

Children’s Items  

Cot Bumpers, pram mattresses, used mattresses, children’s pillows  

Repainted Cots and drop side cots

Used breast pumps, sterilisers 

Car seats or booster seats  

Children's garments with drawstring hoods (we can accept this clothing if the drawstring is removed)

All inflatable armbands and rings worn as floatation aids   

Furniture and Homeware  

Used pillows, duvets, and mattresses   

Cushions and cushion covers without relevant fire safety label attached to outer cover or inner filling  

Furniture that does not comply with fire retardant standards or without relevant fire safety labelling (unless pre-1950s) 

Unboxed or partially burned candles

Blinds without original packaging and safety instructions 

Used hot water bottles 

Coat hangers (excluding wooden hangers)

Cooling tower/fans


Electric blankets 

Electric showers 

Sunbeds and tanning equipment 

Fridges and freezers 

Washing machines, tumble dryers, and washer dryers 


Firearms of any kind, including airguns, ammunition (including replica guns, unless obviously toys)

Knives, daggers, stabbing or martial arts related weapons

Sharp gardening tools, axes, and scissors (except cutlery)

Swords, sword sticks, crossbows and catapults

We cannot sell dangerous items for legal and safety reasons. 

You can dispose of sharps or weapons via your local police station. 

Heating and Cooking Appliances 

Gas appliances, gas cylinders and oil-filled radiators   


Storage heaters  

Oil and gas Agas 

Sports “Exercise” & Safety Equipment 

Buoyancy aids, life jackets, inflatable dinghies, and toys  

Safety helmets, harnesses, riding hats and crash helmets   

Climbing equipment  

Fire-fighting equipment and fire extinguishers 

Software and Hardware  

Home-recorded videos, CDs, DVDs, software, or games

Videos, CDs & DVDs which aren't  legally classified by the British Board of Film Classification   

Used Drives and SD cards/ USB sticks

Used mobile phones, PCs, Laptops, or tablets   


Chemical/hazardous items such as cleaning agents, solvents, adhesives and poisons

Any form of smoking/vaping/drug paraphernalia, apparatus or accessory

Culturally insensitive items, such as ethnic caricature dolls

Pornographic or adult material and accessories  

Flammable items such as firelighters, barbeque lighting tools, spray paint, fireworks, fuel and fuelled equipment 

Prescription or general medication including vitamins

Any items made from ivory or items made from endangered species

Counterfeit (fake or imitation) products  

Plant seeds   

Used manual shaving kit