Free Collection and Disposal of Old Furniture, Sofas, Tables etc for a good cause 170 Locations Nationwide - Tesco/ British Heart Foundation
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Free Collection and Disposal of Old Furniture, Sofas, Tables etc for a good cause 170 Locations Nationwide - Tesco/ British Heart Foundation

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Found 23rd Jul 2015
I know how difficult it is sometimes to dispose of furniture and household effects reliably and to schedule, Freegle and Freecycle are good if the person gifted the item turns up or can arrange transport on time!

This will help a good cause, the BHF who will recycle and sell your unwanted items in there shops across the country and BHF Ebay Store. I came across this today so apologies if its been posted before.

Worth mentioning that no Charity Shop will take Sofas and Upholstery unless it has a fire regulation Flame Retardant label and obviously be aware that the items have to be in fair condition to resell. If its past its sell by date then most local councils collect bulky furniture to landfill or incinerate for £15 to £20 mark!

19 Comments

yep I give away a full drum kit to a young kid better to encourage youngsters than make a few pound with the performance of trying to sell it. we could do with a new Keith moon

They were very picky and rude when we were moving out, and wouldn't take some items. Wouldn't bother with the hassle of it again, easier just taking it to the dump.
Edited by: "Hpi_matrix" 24th Jul 2015

Hpi_matrix

They were very picky and rude when we were moving out, and wouldn't take … They were very picky and rude when we were moving out, and wouldn't take some items. Wouldn't bother with the hassle of it again, easier just taking it to the dump.



They were the same with me, wouldnt take a good condition suite as it had no labels on it

They came out to me and had moan and said furniture never had tag so couldn't take it, I showed him where the tag was, he was reluctant but took it.

Hpi_matrix

They were very picky and rude when we were moving out, and wouldn't take … They were very picky and rude when we were moving out, and wouldn't take some items. Wouldn't bother with the hassle of it again, easier just taking it to the dump.



Our local one is the same....extremely fussy considering the stuff is free....but they are business's and not charities any more so money is king.

nathanrelph

They were the same with me, wouldnt take a good condition suite as it had … They were the same with me, wouldnt take a good condition suite as it had no labels on it



To be fair that's a legal thing regarding Fire Labels but still there is plenty of good usable furniture around that is pre Fire Label requirements....we have most of the 'Charity' shops in our area and now only visit the independant local ones.

Hpi_matrix

They were very picky and rude when we were moving out, and wouldn't take … They were very picky and rude when we were moving out, and wouldn't take some items. Wouldn't bother with the hassle of it again, easier just taking it to the dump.

nathanrelph

They were the same with me, wouldnt take a good condition suite as it had … They were the same with me, wouldnt take a good condition suite as it had no labels on it



Im the same, only use independant ones

BHF refused much of our furniture even though it was labelled after agreeing to remove it , the clipboard carrier only seemed interested in an easy life . We successfully used Relate instead .

dunfallinover

BHF refused much of our furniture even though it was labelled after … BHF refused much of our furniture even though it was labelled after agreeing to remove it , the clipboard carrier only seemed interested in an easy life . We successfully used Relate instead .


I will give Relate a call, and see if they can take the wife!

Hi, I don't usually post on here but thought I'd share some information, as I volunteer at a BHF Furniture and Electricals store.

Collections (for resale items) are free but we DO NOT dispose for free (if you read the actual ad it it just mentioned collections). We usually charge for disposals (£30 per item, I'm not sure if this charge is nationwide, I'd ring your local store to check). If you want to dispose of stuff, your better off ringing your local council.

Upholstered items (sofa and beds, dining chairs, footstools, futons, office chairs etc.) NEED to have a fire label on them (1988 fire regulations, but sometimes they take newer items that have fire regulations and date of manufacture), as we are not allowed to sell them without it BY LAW. The fire labels are usually either under the cushions, on the base or (for armchairs) underneath the footrest. Beds just require a blue fire label (usually at either end of the mattress), and if the base doesn't match the mattress, then one needs to be on the base too. If you are donating a bed frame, we would like it to be dismantled please.

We also collect wooden furniture (dining suites, computer desks, bookcases etc.). If you are donating dining tables, we prefer to have them with the chairs (as they are more likely to sell), but we do take dining tables on their own if they are a good quality wood and in a decent condition. However, we do not take children's items (high chairs, cots etc.)

As all items need to be checked over by our van drivers, we can be a bit picky (since we get A LOT of furniture donated), so any rips, tears or marks in upholstered items and we are unlikely to take it unfortunately. We are a bit less fussy with our wooden furniture. We also collect electrical items as well, both big and small (TV, washing machine, freezer, dishwashers, irons, kettles etc.), however we DO NOT accept cookers (for health and safety reasons).

Having written all of this, it is still worth ringing up to see if we would collect, it all goes to a great cause and may help you out in some way if you want to get rid of some furniture. If you are unsure about any items, I'd ring and check to see if we would collect it (we had all sorts of things in our shop, from electronic keyboards, snooker/pool tables and exercise machines to a vintage record player!!).

ceres

If you use BHF, be sure to supervise the removal carefully. They picked … If you use BHF, be sure to supervise the removal carefully. They picked up the furniture and contents from my late father's house and dragged a heavy electric recliner over a polished wood floor in the hall and ruined it to the extent it had to be stripped and re-finished. Don't assume that, because it's a charity, they care.



​You're absolutely right!

I have been donating to the salvation army for years, I have always found them very helpful and polite, they try and arrange a quick collection date. I receive a thank you letter and a total of how much they have sold the item/s for.
for smaller items like clothes etc they send a local driver to collect.

anyone find that BHF prices are, well, a bit pricey for 2nd hand (and donated) furniture?

Whoever said that Charities are a business and money is king is absolutely correct.
A lot of the money they raise is wasted and lots of the money they raise is paid in HUGH amounts to the FAT CATS at the top of the tree along with FREE cars and other expenses totalling OVER £100,000.00 each in a lot of cases and a lot of these fat cats will be on the boards of more than one charity getting paid more than once for a few days office visits a year to show their faces and have their photographs taken.
Yet the people who do the REAL CHARITABLE WORK ARE VOLUNTEERS and some of them probably cant even afford the bus fare themselves to help out in the shops.
What about the warehouses in foreign lands that are full of undistributed charity items locked up for years while people are starving?
There is a website that lists the millions of pounds that heads of charities get paid just as there is for our so called millionaire politicians expenses look them up and be prepared for a shock.
Don't forget that the payments to these heads of charities take priority over the needy that they are collecting for .
There are more so called "Charities" in the UK than the whole of the rest of Europe put together.
How much do these overpaid fat cats donate back from their VERY charitable wages.??
It is a BANDWAGGON with bigger and better benefits for some than can be imagined.
How many so called charities are fronts for criminals and terrorists???
In 2014 Save the Children boss was paid £234,000.00 according to The Daily Mail ,and according to the Telegraph 32 Charity bosses were paid OVER £200,000.00 last year.
British people are easily conned SUCKERS when it comes to charities and the election of politicians.

Do tesco collect electrical items too?

Just found this. They don't collect fridges http://www.recycleyourgadget.co.uk/tesco’s-has-now-launched-a-trade-in-scheme-for-your-old-gadgets/

Update tesco have stopped this trade in service

Original Poster

Tesco have to take Electrical Goods back due to the EU Directive. BHF are still offering collection of most other items, link is still active.

Ralph888

Tesco have to take Electrical Goods back due to the EU Directive. BHF are … Tesco have to take Electrical Goods back due to the EU Directive. BHF are still offering collection of most other items, link is still active.


I phoned tesco customer services and they said they've stopped this scheme. The link is very old and nothing on tesco website at all. It's a shame, cos I wanted the points! BHF is still active yes.

dunfallinover

BHF refused much of our furniture even though it was labelled after … BHF refused much of our furniture even though it was labelled after agreeing to remove it , the clipboard carrier only seemed interested in an easy life . We successfully used Relate instead .


Do relate take electrical goods eg fridges? I can only see mobiles and printer cartridges on their website. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
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