We are a not-for-profit furniture re-use project offering electrical and household goods donated from local people & businesses to the general public with additional discounts available for households on low incomes.

Started in 1998, our objectives still remain the same today:

To supply low income families with discounted good quality furniture, electrical and household goods

  • We have helped over 24,000 families and individuals to furnish their homes and distributed over 100,000 items of furniture, electrical and household items.

To providing training and volunteering opportunities to help develop work and social skills

  • Dorset Reclaim is all about people, and the further aim of the project is to provide opportunities for members of the community to help in the day-to-day running of the organisation. We are dependent on a voluntary workforce, with a variety of jobs on offer and hours to suit most individuals.

To encourage local people to re-use and recycle, thereby reducing the amount going to landfill 

  • We have collected from more than 43,000 local people and prevented more than 25,000 tonnes of household waste going to landfill. We all know that recycling is good for the environment, but re-use is even better. Even recycling consumes energy that simply re-using avoids

Governed by trustees who share a passion for recycling, the community and volunteering, we provide local residents & organisations with a free collection service of good quality items. Dorset Reclaim is a registered charity (No. 1076996) with branches open to the public in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorchester.

We also offer a paid for collection service for bulky household waste on behalf of certain local councils across Dorset.

Donating to Dorset Reclaim will make a real difference, not only to the environment, but also by helping local people who will put your items to good re-use.



Dorset Reclaim recognises that your privacy is important and we want to ensure that your data is secure. Your rights relating to use of your personal data changed in May 2018, with the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ or GDPR, and the Data Protection Act 2018, coming into force. For details of what we collect and how we use your data please click here

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