Reducing and reusing waste
Reuse at our recycling centres
If you take any reusable items to the tip – such as tables, chairs and sofas – there is an area designated for reuse at each of our recycling centres.
Keep your reusable items separate from everything else you’re taking to the tip and take them to the reuse section. If you’re unsure whether something can be reused, or want to know where the reuse section is, one of the members of staff at the centre will be able to help you.
Trial at Portishead and Weston-super-Mare recycling centres
Working with Changing Lives, we are trialling a reusable items scheme at the recycling centres in Portishead and Weston-super-Mare.
Changing Lives is a charity based in Clevedon who refurbish furniture and other items to be resold at affordable prices. They run a group of charity shops in North Somerset, selling donated furniture and household goods. Their aim is to reduce the impact of poverty, deprivation and exclusion amongst people who are in need.
Reusable household items brought to Portishead or Weston-super-Mare recycling centres will be picked up by Changing Lives and distributed to different stores around North Somerset.
If you have something that could be useful to someone else, whatever the quality, bring it along. The reuse area is located at the exit (there are allocated parking spaces), so please carefully pack your reusable items into your vehicle where you can access them at the end of your visit to the recycling centre.
- bed frames
- clothes and shoes
- bookcases, shelving and display units
- books, CDs and DVDs
- boxes and trunks
- bric-a-brac and toys
- cupboards, dressing tables and wardrobes
- curtains, blankets and linen
- tables and chairs
- small electrical items
- flat screen televisions – must be working
- sofas and suites
We can’t accept:
- baby equipment including car seats, prams and high chairs
- blinds with pull cords
- damaged or dirty items
- pillows and duvets
- electric shavers
- fridges and freezers
- scanners and printers
- single armchairs
- video recorders, players or tapes