Give it, don’t bin it
other ways to dispose of unwanted items
Local charity shops
Small items in good condition can be donated to one of our local charity shops:
Age UK Withington
Cancer Research Withington
Francis House Withington
St Vincent de Paul Withington
Phones, tablets and computers
You can donate your unwanted laptops, phones, computers and tablets easily at Manchester City libraries. They’ve partnered with Community Computers, a not-for-profit organisation that refurbish devices and then resell them at a low cost to low-income residents. Anything that can’t be refurbished will be recycled, preventing that device from going to landfill.
…then recycle what’s left
There are recycling centres throughout the city where you can take unwanted items. These items include: batteries, cans, cardboard, computer monitors, glass, garden and food waste, paper, plastic bottles, metal, textiles, TVs and wood.
Sandfold Lane, Levenshulme M19 3BJ. Telephone: 0161 224 0806
Longley Lane, Sharston M22 4RQ. Telephone: 0161 428 4963
Reliance Street, Newton Heath M40 3EZ. Telephone: 0161 688 0370
You can find your nearest recycling centre on the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.