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Wombling or Reusing Made famous by those lovable characters who spent their lives cleaning up Wimbledon Common in the ’70s and by Reusing the rubbish that they found in interesting ways!

By taking useful products and giving them away or exchanging them, without changing them, saves time, money, energy, and resources. In broader terms, reuse offers quality products to people and organizations with limited means, while generating jobs and business activity that contribute to the economy.


Barbecue Ash

Charcoal ash contains potash, an important nutrient for some plants and it’s a great way to increase the pH of the soil.

Bike Station Scotland

The Bike Station’s recycling and cycling promotion charity also repair unwanted bikes and put them back on the road.

Bone Cancer Research Trust

By saving just 1kg of stamps you can help fund one hour of  life-saving research! The Bone Cancer Research Trust is the charity that offers hope to people affected by primary bone cancer.  Dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer they … Read more


Breath new life into books instead of letting your old favorites collect dust – pass them along to another reader.

Bright Sparks

Bright Sparks is Islington’s Re-use and Repair project that collects furniture, bric-a-brac and small electrical items and white goods for re-use.

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation has over 700 shops around the UK including over 170 dedicated Furniture and Electrical shops. Find your local shop and donate your unwanted items to help power their life saving research.