Reuse, donate or sell

The majority of household items that are disposed of are in good condition and could be reused.

  • Ask family, friends and neighbours if they have a use for your unwanted items
  • Donate good quality items to a charity shop or local community project
  • Join the Freecycle network or Freegle. These are online networks of local people who are giving and getting stuff for free in their own towns.
  • Try to sell unwanted good quality items online at places like eBay, Gumtree and Preloved. Locally there may be car boot sales or bring and buy sales.
  • Other items that are not suitable for reuse can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, for free or for a small charge you can arrange for a bulky waste collection.

Scrap Magic

Scrap Magic

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am to 3pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 1pm

07923 879672

Wibsey Community Garden, Wibsey Park, BD6 3QD

Furniture and electrical goods

There are a number of furniture projects in the Bradford district. They rely on donations of good quality furniture along with other household items such as white goods and small electrical items. These projects help the Bradford community by providing furniture to families on low budgets.

To arrange a free collection please contact any of the following furniture projects:

British Heart Foundation

50-54 Westgate

Telephone: 01274 354975 or book online at

CHAS @ St Vincent’s

CHAS Furniture Store
Allenby House
Rees Way

Telephone: 01274 726790 or email

Keighley Furniture Project

Keighley Furniture Store
Unit 1
Springfield Mills
Oakworth Road
BD21 1SL

Telephone: 01535 601999 or email

Newlands Furniture Service

265 Bradford Road
Enterprise Five
Five Lane Ends
BD10 8EG
(the old Wickes store)

Telephone: 01274 774977 or email


18 Rockwell Lane
BD10 9HT

Telephone: 01274 774977 or email

RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch

RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch
Queens Hall
Queens Road
Telephone: 01422 341160, email or book a free collection from RSPCA.

Sandale Community Trust

Sandale Community Hub
42-46 Reevy Road West

Telephone: 01274 270170 or email

Sue Ryder Bradford

Clayton Road

Telephone: 0333 0031883 or book a free collection from Sue Ryder

Reuse your old furniture - upcycle or repair it

If you have furniture that no longer suits your décor why not upcycle it to give it a new lease of life. It's also a great way to save money, as it's often cheaper than buying a new item of furniture plus you’ll have a unique piece of furniture for your home.

  • Repair broken furniture
  • Replace handles and knobs on old drawers and cupboards
  • Try painting furniture a vibrant colour to transform its look, you can even paint it using reused paint via the re-paint scheme in Bradford.
  • Adapting furniture can also give it a new look.
  • Different craft techniques such as decoupage and paint techniques can also transform furniture.
  • If you don't have your own furniture visit a furniture project or charity shop to find some furniture to upcycle.
  • Vintage furniture is often well built so is more durable and likely to last longer.

Paint: Bradford Repaint

Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, BD8 8BD (entrance through Anderson Street car park).

Telephone: 07871792813, email or follow us on the Bradford Community RePaint Facebook page.

Bradford Community RePaint collect, recycle and redistribute reusable surplus paint for charities, community groups and the general public at a low cost. They also provide a decorating service to individuals and community groups.

So if you're thinking of giving a wall a lick of paint, repainting a room or even re decorating your entire house, BCRP may have the paint for you. It's certainly worth checking them out first. They have most colours that you can think of but if they don't they could mix it for you while you wait.

If you've got some left over paint you don't need, why not donate it to BCRP? Just contact them or take it to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre, where they will collect and reuse it.

Bikes in aid of the Margaret Carey Foundation

The MCF Bikery raises money for the Margaret Carey Foundation to support their prison workshops by selling refurbished bikes at affordable prices. To keep their 10 prison workshops going they need a regular supply of bikes no matter what size or condition they are in. Where possible, they use second hand parts to repair bikes so even spare bike parts and part bikes are useful. Bikes can be donated directly at the Shipley Bikery during opening hours. Alternatively, local collections can be arranged from individuals or groups. Contact Helen Rowlands, Business Development Manager on 07874 627801 or email

They have shops located in Bradford and Shipley, where they service and repair bikes, as well as offering free bike maintenance training and advice. They also have a free bike loan service through their Bike Library scheme.

Shipley Bikery

30 Westgate
BD18 3QX

Telephone: 07933 488314, email or follow the Shipley Bikery Facebook page.

Opening times:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 11am to 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 3pm

Bradford Bikery

Ground Floor
Buchan Towers
BD5 0Q

Telephone: 07541 093660 or email

Drop in bike maintenance sessions on Wednesdays 4pm to 8pm.

Scrap store: Scraptastic

49 Bradford Road
BD18 3DS

Telephone: 07974 196113 or email

Scraptastic is a scrap store based in Shipley is a Community Interest Company, and a not for profit organisation. Their aim is to promote and encourage the use of waste materials and resources for creative re-use and play. The store is divided into 2 sections, a scrap section full of donated items, perfect for reuse and a craft store full of reasonably priced craft supplies and themed collage packs.

They are always looking for more sources of scrap and are happy to accept one off donations to regular collections or deliveries. They really appreciate being offered items but ask you to send a picture of the item first, this will allow them to make decisions on suitability quicker. They also collect clean waste from businesses, often destined for landfill, and sort it to stock their scrap section.

Scraptastic is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 4pm, and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.