Guide Reuse

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1. Furniture and unwanted household goods

Ottery St Mary

RIO (Recycling In Ottery)

Telephone: 01404 815825

A not-for-profit community organisation that can take your unwanted furniture, bric-a-brac and white goods - in fact most things that are in a good, clean and fully-working condition. May be able to collect.



Telephone: 01392 202032

Exeter-based charitable organisation that collects good-quality donated furniture, electrical items and carpets to pass on to families and individuals on very low incomes.


Trade and Donate Recycling Shop

Telephone: 01297 639988 or 01297 33075

Covers all of East Devon.


Devon’s Domestic Recycling

Telephone: 01404 758082 or 07880 512 327

Covers most of East Devon.



Telephone: 01460 6822

Covers the east part of East Devon.

Online resources

Freecycle -  post an advert with what you have and if someone else can make use of it you can arrange for them to collect it. It's all free!

Pinterest is a social media site that can give good ideas to reuse many different items.

Mobile phones

Envirofone recycle mobile phones and give you credit for a new phone.

CRUMP is a charity that recycles mobile phones. Freepost CRUMP,   tel: 0800 0832103.


Men's shed is a charity that provide carpentry skills they may be interested in any leftover wood from DIY or gardening projects.

Bubble Wrap

Most charity shops would really appreciate any donations of bubble wrap for the many reusable products that they sell.

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Last updated 21 March 2022