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Donating items for re-use

If you have unwanted furniture and other items that are still in good condition, you can donate them for reuse at Grove Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Hazlehead.

You can drop off furniture, bikes and sports equipment in the special reuse container at the HWRC. The items you donate will be passed on to charity.

What you can donate reuse_sofa

  • Furniture: all types of furniture including sofas, chairs, tables, beds, bookcases and so on. Only clean items in good condition will be accepted. Soft furnishings must have the original tags attached to show that they meet fire safety standards. No electrical items can be accepted.
  • Bikes: for both adults and children. 
  • Sports equipment: including balls, bats, racquets, golf clubs, skis, skates, weights and so on. No electrical or battery-operated items can be accepted.

Please make sure any item you are donating is still in good condition and in good working order.

How to donate

Take your items along to Grove HWRC and staff will direct you to the reuse container. The address is Hazlehead Avenue, Aberdeen, AB15 3BJ.

The opening times for Grove Household Waste and Recycling Centre are:

  • Summer (British Summer Time)
    Monday to Friday (including Public Holidays): 10.00am - 7.45pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am - 7.45pm
  • Winter
    Monday to Friday (including Public Holidays): 10.00am - 4.45pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am - 4.45pm
    Please note that the Recycling Centre is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

There is more information about Grove HWRC, including a link to a map, on our Recycling Centres page.

What happens to the items you donate reuse_bike

We are working in partnership with local charity Blythswood Care who will collect all items donated. Blythswood Care  is a member of Revolve, Scotland's national reuse quality standard. The charity will either sell the items on in its network of shops throughout the north of Scotland or give them away to people in need. The funds raised from the sale of donated goods will help the charity to support over 5000 people in crisis across the north of Scotland each year.

The benefits of reuse

Reuse is an environmentally friendly option and increasing reuse will help Aberdeen to become a zero waste city.
The main benefits of reuse are:

  • Items which still have some value aren't buried in landfill and wasted.
  • It supports communities as it means good quality items such as furniture are available locally at an affordable price.
  • Reusing unwanted items means that less energy and fewer resources are used to produce new ones.

Back to the Household Waste and Recycling homepage.