Furniture re-use and recycling


Our household waste recycling sites (‘tips’) have begun reopening to the public. However, with social distancing still necessary, the service is restricted and we encourage you to only travel to a site if absolutely necessary. Only cars are currently permitted; there are revised opening hours at some sites; and there may be lengthy queues. See Coronavirus – rubbish and recycling in East Sussex.

If you are self-isolating with possible coronavirus illness, find out how to dispose of used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths safely.

Furniture recycling
Furniture recycling

Recycling your unwanted furniture avoids wasting resources and adding to rubbish disposal costs. It can also help people, especially those on low incomes to furnish their homes on a budget.

You can recycle your useful but unwanted furniture or find low cost items:

  • at some charity shops
  • at local second-hand furniture shops
  • at car boot sales
  • in your local newspaper
  • using the Freegle or Freecycle websites.

Most Household Waste Recycling Sites in East Sussex accept items of domestic furniture from home for reuse and may sell suitable items at a low cost. Find your local Household Waste Recycling Site.

Local furniture recycling collection schemes

The following organisations offer collections of unwanted furniture and other suitable items from parts of East Sussex. Most also accept donations at their stores, as well as offer the items for resale.

Age UK East Sussex

Newhaven Donation Centre & Furniture Warehouse – Units D1 & E Ranalah Trading Estate, New Road, Newhaven BN9 0EH Phone: 01273 646800

Langney Homestore – Units 11 & 12 Langney Shopping Centre, Kingfisher Drive, Eastbourne BN23 7RT Phone: 01323 403111

Free collection of bulky goods, (including working electricals like fridge freezers) for resale at their stores. Donated items are also accepted at Age UK stores in Battle, Bexhill, Newhaven, and Langney.

Furniture Now

Collects reusable furniture and white goods (fridges, freezers, washing machines, etc) and office furniture for free from Eastbourne, Lewes & Wealden areas. Also accepts items for resale at their stores:

Furniture Now – Eastbourne, 3a Courtlands Road, Eastbourne BN22 8TR Phone: 01323 638000

Furniture Now – Lewes, Unit 1, Phoenix Works, North Street, Lewes BN7 2PE Phone: 01273 487377

Furniture Now – Hailsham, Shop One, North Street, Hailsham BN27 1DN Phone: 01323 846899

St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Unit 1–10 Business Technology Park, Moy Avenue, Eastbourne, BN22 8LD Phone: 01323 418424

Collects reusable furniture. Also accepts furniture and other second-hand items for resale at their store in Moy Avenue.

Hastings Furniture Service
6–10 Dorset Place, Hastings TN34 1LG Phone 01424 441112
47 London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3JZ Phone 01424 223594

Collects reusable furniture from Hastings and Rother areas free of charge. Also accepts items at their stores. Furniture is made available to people on lower incomes with some items available for sale to the public.

Emmaus Hastings & Rother

Whitworth Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 7PZ Phone: 01424 755111

Collects reusable furniture from the Hastings & Rother area.

British Heart Foundation
202 Terminus Road, Eastbourne BN21 3DF Phone: 01323 306630

40–41 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JL Phone: 01424 554290

Collects reusable furniture, appliances and electrical items free of charge from Eastbourne, Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill, Battle, and Rye areas. Also accepts items for resale at the above furniture & electrical stores.

YMCA Furniture Warehouse, Tunbridge Wells

14–18 Goods Station Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2BL Phone: 01892 615612

Collects reusable furniture from Wadhurst and Crowborough areas for a small fee. Also accepts items for resale at their store.

Repairing items

  • Try repairing items to avoid the need to throw items away
  • The Repair Cafe has local cafes in Chailey, Forest Row and Brighton where you can take items for repair and find experts to provide you with practical help.