Before booking your trip to our household waste and recycling centres (HWRC), consider donating your reusable items to good causes.

By donating your reusable items, you will be:

  • helping the environment
  • saving money
  • helping the community.

Items you can donate

Items you can donate to charity include:

  • good quality books
  • clothing
  • electrical items
  • homeware
  • furniture
  • toys.

Where you can donate

Some local charities are listed below:

Charity Address Phone number Website
Barnardos 94 to 96 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1JT 01634 831 843

Barnardos Rochester

British Heart Foundation 8 to 9 Pentagon Centre, Chatham, ME4 4HP 01634 624 510 British Heart Foundation Chatham
Demelza 173 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4BA 01634 842 104 Demelza Chatham

Medway Volunteer Workshop
(on behalf of Tools with a Mission charity)

Unit 11, 105 Hopewell Drive, Chatham, ME5 7DX 01634 670 115 Medway Volunteer Workshop
Oxfam 25 to 29 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LN 01634 814 790 Oxfam Rochester
Shelter 52 High Street, Strood, ME2 4AR 01634 727 684 Shelter Strood
Street Angels, Gillingham 1 to 5 King Street, Gillingham, ME7 1EY 01634 574 623 Street Angels
Street Angels, Rochester 208 to 212 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1JA 01634 819 013 Street Angels
Street Angels, Chatham 125 to 127 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4DH 01634 819 013 Street Angels
Wisdom Hospice, Chatham 207 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4BG 01634 406 275 Wisdom Hospice Chatham
Wisdom Hospice, Rochester 75 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LX 01634 407 659 Wisdom Hospice Rochester

If you're a charity that accepts good quality items, we would like you to contact us. 

Email wastedisposalteam@medway.gov.uk including:

  • name of charity
  • charity registration
  • address
  • contact information
  • purpose of the charity
  • types of items accepted.

This email is for charities to contact us, not for other waste disposal queries.

Online giving sites

You can also advertise your items on sites such as: