Donate unwanted items at Hillingdon's new reuse centre
Tuesday 12 October: Residents visiting Harefield Civic Amenity Site can now donate unwanted items or pick up a bargain through Hillingdon Council's new reuse centre.
The facility, which opened on Thursday 30 September, gives residents the opportunity to bring along good quality items to be upcycled or reused and browse a selection of quality, affordable household items to take home.
Everything from tables, chairs and storage boxes to toys, chests of drawers, cabinets and unchipped crockery can be donated, and while there are no prices on individual items, the council is encouraging local people to donate something each time they take an item away.
All proceeds will go to the Mayor of Hillingdon's chosen charities for his Charity Appeal - Domestic Abuse Survivors and Navratri Garba. Find out more by visiting www.hillingdon.gov.uk/mayor.
Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Environment, Housing and Regeneration, said: "There are many items that are bought to the civic amenity site that can easily be used again with a bit of a clean and polish. We want residents to recycle and reuse as much as possible and this is a fantastic way to help reduce waste, give items another lease of life and raise money for charity.
"If you're thinking about throwing something away that you no longer need, and it's in good condition, think about donating it to the reuse centre."
The reuse centre is located to your right once you drive through the barriers. The centre cannot accept any textiles, electrical items such as TVs or hairdryers as we cannot test whether they work or are safe. These items can be disposed of at the CA site - for textiles use the shipping container located just after the barriers and for electric items please use the correct bay for electricals. Find out more by visiting www.hillingdon.gov.uk/harefield-civic-amenity.