Before booking your trip to our household waste and recycling centes (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
Oxfam 25 to 29 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LN 01634 814 790 Oxfam Rochester
Shelter 52 High Street, Strood, Kent, ME2 4AR 01634 727 684 Shelter Strood

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.