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Donate furniture and other household items

Find out how to donate your unwanted furniture to charitable organisations in the local area or how to recycle it.

If your furniture is no longer of saleable quality, you can take it to the reuse and recycling centre in New Cross or donate it to charity.

Charity shops

There are lots of charity shops in Lewisham that accept good quality items. To find out where your nearest charity shops are and what they accept, visit the Charity Retail Association website.

British Heart Foundation shops

To see what items can be donated or to arrange a free collection, visit the British Heart Foundation's website.  

British Heart Foundation furniture and electrical store:

  • 209–211 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham SE13 6LY

  • 0208 318 6343


Emmaus is staffed by homeless people, who get a home, work and the chance to rebuild their self-respect in a supportive, community environment. They can collect your unwanted furniture and electrical appliances and resell them.

  • 226 Elmley Street, Plumstead, London, SE18 7NN

  • 020 8854 3426

Deptford Action Group for the Elderly (DAGE)

The DAGE charity shops sell furniture, clothing, records, and other items. They arrange collection of large items that are of saleable quality.

  • 71 Deptford High Street, London SE8 4AA

  • 020 8691 8823

Giving World Online

Giving World Online offers a solution for busy companies and organisations that do not have the time or resources to find people that could benefit from their surplus goods.


A group of sustainability lovers from all around the world on a mission to make rubbish clearance cheaper, safer and more sustainable.

Recycle and reuse websites

You can give unwanted furniture and belongings away on Freecycle or Gumtree.

You can keep up to date on all local environmental issues including recycling, composting, sustainability and nature conservation by following the environment team on Twitter.



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