Reuse and repair

Reusing is the most important way in which we can reduce what we throw away. Reuse is all about extending the life of something, whether it's an unwanted jumper or a piece of furniture.

From donating and buying from charity shops to refilling a water bottle instead of buying bottled water, there are many things that could be reused and have their life extended.

The following organisations accept unwanted items in good condition for reuse:

If an item can be repaired, there are a variety of shops and services in the county that could help repair your item instead of just replacing it – whether it’s an electronic item such as television or mobile phone, or even a piece of clothing. Use your preferred search engine to find somewhere that could bring your beloved item back to life!

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the changes.