We would love to come and collect furniture you no longer need and redistribute this in the District. We offer a free furniture collection service. We need items which are in a good condition; a condition you would be happy to receive yourself. The items we use the most are below, however we can use a variety of different items and can sell any items which we cannot use for the project to raise funds.
- Beds and mattresses- single and double
- Chest of drawers
- Table and chairs
- Sofas and armchairs
We also have a fridge and freezer collection services. We now have the facilities to do the safety testing needed on these items. Unfortunately at the moment we are not able to take in washing machines or cookers and ovens as we do not have the correct testing facility for these.
What condition do the fridges and freezers need to be in?
They will need to be in full working order and no more than 10 years old. We understand there may be some cosmetic damage to some white goods which is fine, however, they do need to be in full working order. This is because we are not able to repair any refrigeration goods, we are qualified to do all the necessary safety checks on all our white goods, however we cannot carry out repairs on any white goods which don’t work, so, therefore, they cannot be used for our project which means we will not be able to collect them.
What happens to the fridges and freezers after collection?
Once the white goods arrive back at our warehouse we do all necessary safety PAT and function checks on them before we distribute them out to our families. We get many requests for white goods from our clients, especially fridge freezers as space is often at a premium in their homes. Since we started distributing white goods last year we have re-used over 130 items. That is 130 items not sent to landfill and many families receiving much-needed items. We have trained up one of our former apprentices in PAT testing and hope to be able to up-skill more of our staff in this area. This provides them with a universally acknowledged qualification which for many of our staff is a first and a great achievement.
If you have any items you would like collected please get in contact on 01453 367260 or fill out a contact form.