Do I take it to the shop, or will they collect?
All charity shops will take donations in the shop. Just bring your donation along in a strong bag or carrier.
Please make sure your donations are clean. Broken, dirty items or items beyond repair will be a cost to the charity shop to dispose of. If in doubt, give your local charity shop a call. Find a shop here
Some shops offer a collection service so give your local shop a call to find out.
Charities who offer a collection service are: Age Action, Cheeverstown, NCBI
What goods do they take?
Most charity shops are classified as General
in our listings. This means that the charity shop will accept donations of the following:
Clothing - Women's men's and children's
Bric a brac and small household/kitchen items
Household textiles (but not pillows or duvets)
Books, CD's vinyl, videos and games
Toys (but not usually soft toys)
Large items of furniture are not accepted, but small items sometimes are, best to check with the charity shop first.
There are also charity shops that specialise in certain types of goods.
Furniture shops accept donations of large and small items of furniture. Most will offer a collection and delivery service, sometimes at an extra charge.
Mattresses, duvets and pillows are not accepted by charity shops for health and safety reasons.
Mattresses are accepted by some civic amenity sites for recycling. Check with your local site.
Electrical goods are not accepted at most charity shops.
Bridal and special occasion shops will accept donations of pre-loved bridal, debs, evening and special occasion wear.
Book shops will accept all types of books as well as CD's, vinyl, videos and games.