Do you have any unwanted items from furniture and electrical items, to white goods, carpets or curtains, that are in good condition? If so, we may be able to help you and help our clients as well by making their house into a home.

Booking a collection

You can of course bring us the item or alternatively we offer a free collection service on particular days of the week, depending on the area in which you live.

We operate collection services across Dorset and the New Forest from our Bournemouth, Poole and Dorchester branches.

Please click here to check the branch which would manage your donation and the days we are in your area.

Examples of items we can take

Click the categories below for more information

  • Electric / Gas Cookers
  • Fridges & Freezers
  • Fridge Freezers
  • Microwaves
  • Kettles / Toasters
  • Tables / Chairs
  • Cabinets
  • Single & Double Beds
  • Electric Reclining Beds
  • Bunk Beds
  • Cots
  • Chests Of Drawers
  • Bedside Tables
  • Wardrobes
  • Sofas / Sofabeds
  • 2 & 3 Piece Suites
  • Bookcases / Cabinets
  • Desks / Chairs
  • TV Tables & Lounge Tables
  • Lamps
  • Washing Machines
  • Tumble Dryers
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Electric Fires
  • TV’s (with Remote Control & Scart Socket)
  • DVD Players
  • Video Recorders
  • Digital Set Top Boxes
  • Computers
  • Pushchairs
  • Cots
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Electric Reclining Chairs
  • Electric Reclining Beds
  • Zimmer Frames
  • Wheelchairs
  • Mobility Scooters
  • Mirrors
  • Curtains
  • Cushions
  • Bedding
  • Ornaments
  • Pictures
  • Books
  • CDs / DVDs
  • Carpets / Rugs
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Garden Furniture
  • Garden Tools
  • Bicycles

Examples of items we cannot take


Soil & Rubble
Asbestos Materials
Hazardous Waste
Clinical Waste
Bags of Green Waste
Bags of Household Waste

Occasionally, we may not be able to collect certain items offered to us

This may be because

– The donations do not always suit the requirements of the people that we help

– We may have run out of storage space in our branches, or simply because we have too many items of a particular type

– We have to comply with Trading Standards regulations, and for example, we may not be able to take sofas and chairs that were made before 1988, or which don’t have the Fire Safety label secured

– Other items such as bunk beds or cots are also subject to regulations, so we may have to ask you questions about the items you are offering.

Please accept our apologies if we are unable to help or have to refuse any item offered at certain times.

Dorset Reclaim is registered with the Environment Agency as a Designated Collection Facility (DCF) and holds all the necessary authorisations to be able to collect unwanted working electrical goods and other household items.

We have also been offered donations of cars, motor bikes, caravans, garden sheds & greenhouses, which have been made good use of. If you have something which is not listed, it might still be of interest to our Project, please telephone us to see if we can help.


Gift Aid

Dorset Reclaim is registered for Gift Aid which means that for every £1 we charge, we can claim 25p from HMRC (Inland Revenue) at no cost to you. As your furniture or appliance will be passed on to our clients at a low price, Gift Aid helps cover our running costs, hence your donation goes that little bit further.

The only requirement for you to be able to sign a Gift Aid Form is that you are currently paying tax in the UK, either on your salary or on your savings.

As a registered charity, it would help us greatly if you could complete a Gift Aid Form when donating.


About Financial Donations:

Any financial donations from individuals or organisations would be greatly appreciated to help us run our Charity.

Please donate online via the PayPal Giving fund by clicking the link below.

>> PayPal Giving Fund financial donation link

or by contacting our CEO Joanna Taylor

By Email:

By Phone: 01202 773384

By Post: Joanna Taylor, Dorset Reclaim, 85 Stanley Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4SD