Recycling and More from Less

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Computers and Office Equipment

Computers for Charities is a non-profit making project launched in June 2000 by Computer Shopper Magazine as a means of using modern e-commerce business to benefit UK charities. This web-based initiative works with the co-operation of its sponsors who have agreed to donate computer and IT equipment on trust for various UK charities.
Digital Links International is a registered charity providing a comprehensive IT disposal service for UK companies, including collection and guaranteed data erasure. PCs are used to provide improved educational opportunities for young people in developing countries. 
Computer Salvage Specialists provide a recycling service to industry for all types of electronic waste, eg printer circuit boards, solder reclaim, special waste etc.

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Office Furniture

A second-hand office furniture marketplace aimed at SMEs www.wantdontwant.com is the place to look first for good quality, reasonably priced office furniture. Check out the dozens of bargains on chairs, desks, workstations and other items on offer today! Equally, larger companies no longer have to dump their old office furniture or sell at a loss to dealers – they can now sell quickly through this nationwide second-hand marketplace or else offer it to charity without the hassle.

Established in 1960, Stevensons Office Furniture has over 40 years’ experience in the office furniture sector with a focus on providing quality used products to businesses and the general public.

Clear-Environment.co.uk are one of the largest companies in the country handling recycled office furniture.  Contact: dave@clear-environment.co.uk   Phone: 07914322694

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Business - Charities

Community Repaint takes donations and provides free paint to community groups, charities and voluntary organisations. 

A Good Thing provide a “matchmaker” service for businesses to donate items to charities. Set up in 2020 by its Thames Valley founder, Cathy Benwell, now operating nationwide. 

In Kind Direct redistributes surplus goods from manufacturers and retailers to UK charities working at home and abroad, helping charities save money and do more for their beneficiaries. Charities, voluntary groups, and non-profit organisations can all register to join the network for free. In Kind Direct was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996 and is one of The Prince’s Charities.

You can donate mobile phones via fonebank to benefit a charity, eg Oxfam Water Aid, National Trust.

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Decluttering Services

Been putting it off for years or overwhelmed at the prospect? Let the professionals help you decide, one step at a time, what you need, what to keep and what to pass on to a new home! It’s time to enquire:
Less is More  Maidenhead
Sally Parson Interiors  Maidenhead
Roxify.net Windsor

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Blankets, Linen and Clothing

Wildlife rescue and animal hospitals always need clean sheets, towels, blankets and bed linen for their patients. Also old newspapers and cleaning equipment. They can often make use of other items as well including baby foods and unwanted presents or knick knacks suitable for sale or raffles. Check out Wildlife Rescue or contact a local vet who may be able to help. Donations also welcome at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Priest Hill, Old Windsor, SL4 2JN Tel: 01784 432929.  

Thames Valley Hospice have a Vintage & Retro shop in Windsor.

Blue Acre Horse Rescue on Ham Island may take duvets and blankets.

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance have banks that accept textiles and unwanted clothing.

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Furniture and Household Goods

Age Concern’s Furniture Warehouse in Slough has a wide selection of new and used goods for sale at great prices including furniture, electrical goods, toys, mobility equipment, office furniture and bicycles. Free collection and local delivery. Furniture Warehouse, Unit 1, Banbury Avenue, Slough Trading Estate SL1 4LH Tel: 01753 575737 to arrange collection. Also at 93 High Street, Maidenhead for classic contemporary furnishings and homeware.  Tel: 01628 298176

Slough Furniture Project (Homemaker) will collect your unwanted furniture and household goods and make them available to people on benefit at affordable prices. Donated furniture which conforms to the 1988 fire regulations, bedding, baby equipment, electrical items, carpets and white goods other than gas cookers are all welcome. Address: 167 farnham road, Slough Berkshire SL1 4XP  If you have something to donate please telephone 01753 692535 or e-mail sfphomemakers@yahoo.co.uk

Thames Valley Hospice will collect furniture to sell in their home stores in Maidenhead and Windsor.  They also upcycle furniture in their Home Studio at Maidenhead. 

British Heart Foundation will collect furniture and electrical items for sale at 303 High Street, Slough SL1 1BD. Book a collection online.

The Community Furniture Project operates in the Newbury area.

Christian Community Action at 369-371 Oxford Road, Reading accepts furniture and unwanted jewellery, including broken earrings, necklaces and chains.

For smaller items try Free to a New Home Berkshire & Buckinghamshire or the Windsor group