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What can you recycle at the HRC's?

Who can I contact to offer my unwanted items to someone else?


Local organisations:

British Heart Foundation furniture and electrical stores take donations of any good quality, unwanted furniture and electrical items.
Tel: 01452 401980.

Emmaus have a secondhand superstore in Gloucester, and shops in Nailsworth, Cheltenham and Stroud and collect donated furniture and white goods from Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud valley and surrounding areas.
Tel: 01452 413095

Furniture Recycling Project (FRP) helps create a better community through the reuse of furniture, electrical and household items.
For donations or  enquiries please contact our shops:

Gloucester (01452 302303)

Forest of Dean (01594 844419)

Cheltenham (01242 220296)

Tewkesbury (01684 292745)

Forest Furniture Bank (Browns Traders) helps those in need by giving away the furniture (and various other household items) people donate to them to those who have none.  They aim to better preserve and protect the environment (for the public benefit and future generations) by promoting waste reduction and recycling.  For more information visit the Forest Furniture Bank Facebook page or call: 07802 648796.

Forest Upcycling Project trains and works with unemployed people in the Forest of Dean and can collect unwanted furniture and electrical items free of charge.  The items are then made available to disadvantaged groups.
Tel: 01594 368240

glow bike projectGloucestershire Bike Project is a not for profit social enterprise. They have a continually changing stock of adults and children's bikes, which once refurbished, are offered for sale at their Barton Street workshop.
Tel: 01452 690979.

IT Schools for Africa is a registered charity that collects old computer equipment and distributes it free to schools in Africa. 
To donate equipment please call 01242 228800 or email

Reclaim, based in Cheltenham, is Vision 21's furniture re-use project, which redistributes good quality second hand furniture, household items, bikes and paint at a reasonable price to the public.  It also offers voluntary placements and support for up to 15 vulnerable adults. Free collections are offered locally. 
Tel: 01242 228823

Roundabout, Evesham based charity which recycles and reuses household furniture and effects donated from the public and distributed to those in need. 
Tel: 0870 116 3230.

Stroud District Furniture Bank helps residents recycle their unwanted furniture, appliances and bric-a-brac by providing a free removal service.  Items are then offered to families and individuals in need at affordable prices. 
Tel: 01453 367260.

Our Household Recycling Centres also accept items for reuse, as well as recycling. This includes bikes which are sent for reuse as parts.

We currently have reuse shops at two of our HRC’s, Fosse Cross Household Recycling Centre and Oak Quarry Household Recycling Centre where our customers can leave items. Sales from suitable items help maintain the recycling services the County Council provides.


Page updated: 08/06/2022 Page updated by: Waste Management

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