Donating, borrowing and buying secondhand stuff
With so many options to borrow, 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
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.
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
Here's a list of some of the ebay stores run by charity shops that our followers have shared with us: