Brand new Bristol reuse shop

Our redeveloped Household Reuse and Recycling Centre at Avonmouth will be home to Bristol’s first ever reuse shop at a recycling centre.

The shop will divert good quality, pre-loved items from the waste stream; providing low cost household products, such as televisions, furniture and vacuums, for residents.

What we sell

We will sell everything from wooden tables and chairs to TVs and game consoles. Our stock will be items saved from the scrap heap at our Recycling Centres in St Phillips and Avonmouth.

The money raised from selling the items goes back into Reuse at Bristol Waste Company, and a third of the profit goes to charity. So whether you’re buying items or donating items you’re helping Bristol Waste nothing and supporting amazing charities.

How to donate items

You can drop items off at St Phillips HWRC and Avonmouth HRRC, just let a member of staff know the item is for reuse and we will put it to one side.

If you’re coming to Avonmouth HRRC then please bring items to the Reuse Drop Off Point (on the lower level) so we can get your items inside quickly.

Which items to donate

We take electrical items which are in working order, at the moment we cannot do repairs on items which don’t work. We PAT test all electrical items and function test too – this ensures items are safe to use and in good working order. Any furniture with fabric upholstery must have a fire label attached for us to be able to sell it.

Please check with a member of staff first, but the types of things we accept are:

  • Wooden furniture (we don’t accept flat pack furniture if it’s been taken apart)    
    • Tables
    • Chairs
    • Trunks
    • Chest of drawers
    • Wardrobes
  • Armchairs and sofas (need a fire label)
  • Vacuums
  • TVs (ideally with the remote/power lead)
  • Amps/sound equipment/speakers
  • Record players
  • Lamps/lights
  • Mirrors
  • Bric-a-brac
    • Crockery
    • Ornaments
    • Clocks
  • Children’s toys and games

Opening hours

The new shop is on hold due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) government guidance.  

0117 304 9590

How to get involved and volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to help in the Reuse Shop, so if you’re keen to give some of your time and energy, please complete the short form on the link below and we will be in touch. There’s a range of roles from function testing electrical items to upcycling wooden furniture or helping out on the shop floor, if you think you’ve got a skill you’d like to offer please tell us. We can help with travel expenses.

For more details and to apply, click on this link to tell us about yourself.