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Did you know 10 million household items are sent to landfill every year? 3 million of these items could be re-used by people in crisis.

Furniture re-use services in north London

Looking for low-cost large household items, or have items to donate? A bed, a cooker or a fridge - these are things that most of us take for granted. However, not everyone can afford new ones. By donating old furniture and white goods like cookers or fridges to a local reuse project you could really make a difference to someone else’s quality of life as well as reducing the amount of furniture that goes to landfill every year. There's a list of organisations in north London that can help:

  • Visit London Re-use Network (LRN), a FRN member, to find a furniture reuse organisation near you London Re-use Network also provides office furniture and clearances - visit the business page for more information.
  • London Community Resource Network (LCRN)pioneers community-based solutions for waste prevention, recycling and re-use across the capital. It acts as a champion, catalyst and connector, helping grass-roots charities and other organisations to engage with their local communities and involve them in reducing, re-using, recycling and re-distributing resources – for maximum social, economic and environmental benefit. For more details call on 020 7324 4690 or visit www.lcrn.org.uk
  • The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) is the national body which supports assists and develops around 300+ charitable re-use organisations and social enterprises across the UK that collect a wide range of household items to pass on to people in need. FRN do this to reduce poverty by helping households access furniture, white goods and other household items at affordable prices. They also support re-use organisations in providing training and work placement opportunities for people so that they learn to repair and test items so they are suitable for resale. The FRN is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. FRN members are reusing over 110,000 tonnes of product per year which saves low income families over £350 million per year.

By re-using household furniture we could save 130,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year. That’s the weight of 20,000 double decker buses.