National Organisations for Donations and Recycling 

As you declutter, it helps to have an exit strategy for those belongings you are not choosing to keep. While your local recycling centre may be an easy option, I've listed some national (UK) organisations here that may be able to help your discards onto the next stage of their lives.

The website Reduce, Reuse Recycle has a wealth of ideas for recycling:

http://www.reducereuserecycle.co.uk/greenarticles/where_can_i_recycle.php

 

Recycling For Good Causes takes all sorts, including various small electricals, jewellery and old or foreign currency.

https://www.recyclingforgoodcauses.org

 

Terracycle recycle the “non-recyclable” 

https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/

https://www.freecycle.org

https://olioex.com

 

Other ideas for clothing donation are;

https://smartworks.org.uk/get-involved/donate-clothes/

https://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/donating-goods/post-your-donations

https://england.shelter.org.uk/support_us/shops/donate_to_a_shelter_shop/pack_and_post

 

Turtle Doves will make a pair of wrist warmers out of your old cashmere jumper for you:

https://www.turtle-doves.co.uk/pages/recycle-my-cashmere-jumper

Smalls For All collect bras (and unused pants):

https://www.smallsforall.org

 

Cherished Gowns take wedding dresses and turns them into gowns for stillborn babies:

https://cherishedgowns.org.uk

 

Peta take fur for demonstrations and also donate them to refugees:

https://www.peta.org.uk/action/donate-fur-peta/

Many wildlife rescues will also take fur to use for orphaned wildlife, but obviously, check with your rescue first.

 

Many charity shops take shoes.  In addition, try the following charities:

https://www.shoeaid.co.uk

https://www.nike.com/gb/help/a/recycle-shoes

https://www.salsshoes.com/send-us-your-shoes-1

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/resources/shoeshare/

 

Almost all charity shops take books to sell.  

In addition, many schools, hospitals, libraries, and retirement homes may be happy to take your unwanted books,

although please check with them first.

https://books2africa.org/donatebooks/

https://www.school-aid.org

 

Bookcrossing and Bookmooch are simply fascinating ideas for a book worm like me! 

https://www.bookcrossing.com

http://bookmooch.com

 

Craft supplies;

https://www.crafting4good.org

https://communityrepaint.org.uk