With so many options to buy and donate secondhand stuff in Leeds, there's really very little need to buy new!

Many reuse organisations in Leeds are run by charities or social enterprises, so by buying from them, not only are you saving precious environmental resources, but you are also often supporting a really good cause.

We have listed all the reuse options we know in Leeds below. Please get in touch if we have missed any.

For furniture, clothing, books, CDs and more

Emmaus Leeds

Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store

Martin House

Revive Leeds

Safe Haven

SLATE

St Gemma's Hospice

St Luke's Care

St Vincent de Paul Society

Reuse shops at the Seacroft and Kirkstall household waste recycling centres

NB: When donating your secondhand stuff, please consider the quality of your items. If it needs more than a minor repair or a light clean, chances are these organisations won't be able to accept it. Lots of furniture items like sofas, chairs and beds must also carry fire safety labels. All electrical items should be free from rust, be reasonably clean, have intact seals and ideally be in full working order. Many of these organisations can collect bulky re-usable items from your home for free - check on their websites.

Bikes

The Bikes College

Leeds Bike Mill

Meanwood Valley Farm

South Leeds Big Bike Fix

Paint

Seagulls Paint

Clothes

For clothing and textiles, we've created a map which shows all the charity shops and textile banks in Leeds - so you know where to go to donate (and buy second hand).


Online sharing communities

There are plenty of online sharing communities that help you to give away unwanted items or ask for items you may be looking for. If you know of any other online sharing communities please get in touch.

Websites and Apps

Freegle Leeds

Freecycle

Trash Nothing in Leeds

OLIO

Next Door

Facebook groups

Buy Now't LS6 - Library of Things

C.R.A.P (Conserving Resources Associating People) LS6, LS10 & LS11, LS12, LS15, LS16, LS17 and LS25

CRAP* South Leeds (*Conserving Resources Associating People)

Roundhay C.R.A.P

Kirkstall Recycle

Leeds Freecycle

Free & Wanted Items in Leeds

Free to Good Homes Leeds

Free to Collect...LEEDS (free item's only)

Leeds Freecycle (Give Away, Buy & Recycle)

LS12 Swap Shop

LS13 Swap Shop

LS28 Swap Shop

Free Free Free Leeds!!!

Free LS26

Free Stuff in Leeds

Chapel Allerton Buy, Sell & Giveaway by cara

Gledhow Giveaways

Roundhay Gifters - Help Your Neighbours


Ebay shops

Here's a list of some of the ebay stores run by charity shops that our followers have shared with us:

St Gemma’s Hospice Shop

Martin House

Emmaus Leeds

Revive Leeds

St Vincent de Paul

Leeds Mind

Dogs Trust

Barnardos

Yorkshire Cancer Research

UK Cancer Research

Oxfam

Jewish Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid Federation

Age UK

Leeds Women’s Aid

Alzheimers Society

RSPCA Leeds and Wakefield