The reuse of furniture, electricals and other household items can make a great difference.
Not only does it help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill it can also make a difference to people's lives, as many of the reused items are used by people in need. Some of these people include families fleeing domestic violence, individuals who were previously homeless or leaving the health care system.
At the moment local reuse groups and charities need donations of electricals such as washing machines, fridges, freezers and cookers so that they can pass them on to people in need.
Click on the links below to find out where your nearest reuse organisation or charity is and how you can donate your unwanted household items.
There are a wide range of charity shops in Leicestershire which accept donations of, and sell, reusable furniture and other household items.
Have you spotted a 'Reuse collection point' at your local recycling centre? Find out what happens to the items left there, and why donating items for reuse is such a great thing to do in our new video: http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/leicestershire-re-use-case-study
If you are inspired to get involved and want to find out more there are additional resources available here:
This initiative run by Leicestershire County Council aims to raise awareness of reusing pre-owned furniture, through a series of mock rooms that are set up across the county in public libraries. Please check back at a later date for information on where and when more will take place.