Reuse at Bristol Waste
Our Reuse Shops are open five days a week. Check each store for opening times.
Reuse at Bristol Waste
At Bristol Waste, we have an opportunity to divert good condition, fit-for-purpose items from the waste stream and get them into the hands of people who can use them.
Since our founding, reuse has been a key part of our vision. Our reuse team has established relationships with partners who can take items from our recycling centres, refurbish them and put them back into the community and into use.
The Reuse Shops are open five days a week between 12pm and 4pm
- Avonmouth Reuse Shop: Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun
- Hartcliffe Way – Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
- St Philips – Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat, Sun
The Reuse Shops are located at busy recycling centres and we recommend wearing closed toe shoes when you visit. Please take extra care if you’re wearing flip flops or sandals.
Due to staff sickness the Reuse Shop in Avonmouth will closed until Monday 11th December.
Our reuse shop
Avonmouth Reuse Shop
The Avonmouth Reuse Shop was our first shop. It sells a wide range of reused products, including DIY materials, furniture and electrical products.
When visiting, look out for the Reuse Shop sign. The shop has its own entrance and parking which means you can visit without having to book or queue for the recycling centre.
Please note that you cannot access the recycling centre from the shop, so if you are visiting both, you may choose to use the recycling centre first to attend your booking.
The Avonmouth Reuse Shop accepts most donations.
Contact: 0117 304 9592
Hartcliffe Way Reuse Shop
One of the largest Reuse Shops in the region. The shop sells many things, including furniture and electrical products.
When visiting the shop, enter the recycling centre as normal. The Hartcliffe Way Reuse Shop has its own drive on the first right. You do not need to book to visit this Reuse Shop.
This shop does not accept donations of toys, clothing and household bric-a-brac such as ceramics, glasses or ornaments
Contact: 0117 304 9591
Little Reuse Shop
The Little Reuse Shop is open in St Philips Household Waste Recycling Centre. It sells items like garden furniture and bric-a-brac.
When visiting the Little Reuse Shop, all visitors must arrive in a vehicle. We cannot allow people to walk into the recycling centre for your safety. This means you will need to book to visit the Little Reuse Shop.
You can drop off donations and browse items for sale. We only accept donations of small furniture, garden items and bric-a-brac.
No electricals or large furniture
Avonmouth and St Phillips Reuse Shop’s drop-off points are in the recycling centre, so you will need to book a slot to donate items.
You can donate at Hartcliffe Way Reuse Shop without booking a slot at the Recycling Centre. Donations can be brought directly to the Reuse Shop during its opening hours. If you have booked, items can also be donated at our drop-off point in the recycling centre.
Please do not take items from the drop-off point.
What we sell
We sell everything from wooden tables and chairs, to TVs and game consoles, to paint. Our stock is made up of direct donations and items saved from the scrap heap at our Recycling Centres in St Phillips, Avonmouth and Hartcliffe Way.
Buy a nice used bike
We are literally re-cycling! Get your next bike project started with our second-hand bicycles, now for sale as spares and repairs at our Reuse Shop.
At our Avonmouth site we even have some bikes that are ready to ride. These are bikes that have been checked thoroughly so you can hop straight on and whiz around Bristol, enjoying life back in the saddle. Ask the shop staff for more details.
Collect your compost
Make your garden bloom using garden waste from other peoples cuttings. Buy 15 litres for just £1 and complete Bristol’s green garden circle economy. Compost can also be bought by the tonne or as much as you can carry, so fill your boots!
What happens to the money raised?
The majority of money raised from selling the items goes back into running Reuse at Bristol Waste Company. However, the aim has always been to raise money to support local charities and as such, a third of the profit goes to charity. So whether you’re buying items or donating items you’re helping Bristol Waste nothing and supporting amazing charities including St Peter’s Hospice.
History of the shop
In June 2020 we opened our first reuse shop in our Avonmouth Reuse and Recycling Centre. A second Little Reuse Shop opened in St Philips Household Waste Recycling Centre in 2022 and then another in the same year at Hartcliffe Way Household Waste Recycling Centre.
By opening these shops for the residents of Bristol and beyond, we believe we have improved upon the great work already started by reuse-focused organisations in Bristol.
We also have an eBay shop where we put specialist items for sale as well as some of the usual items that we would normally be selling in the shop.
Kings Weston Lane
Hartcliffe Way Reuse and Recycling Centre
83 Hartcliffe Way
Award winning reuse team
In October 2018, only seven months after our projects began, the reuse team was delighted to have been awarded Best Waste Minimisation or Prevention Project by the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) for their work diverting various types of reusable items from the waste stream.
In October 2022, we won the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) award for best circular economy initiative in reuse.
Which items to donate
We take electrical items which are in working order, at the moment we cannot do repairs on items which don’t work. We PAT and function test all electrical items to ensure items are safe to use and in good working order. Any furniture with fabric upholstery must have a fire label attached for us to be able to sell it.
Please check with a member of staff before donating to make sure we are able to accept your donation.
Types of things we accept
- Wooden furniture (no flat pack furniture please)
- tables, chairs, wardrobes etc.
- Armchairs and sofas (must have a fire label)
- TVs (with remote and power lead)
- Amps/sound equipment/speakers
- Record players
- e.g. crockery, ornaments, clocks etc
- Children’s toys and games
Where to put items
If you have items suitable for reuse please place these inside our Reuse shipping container located at Avonmouth, St Philips and Hartcliffe Way Reuse and Recycling Centres. Please do not bring donations into the Reuse Shop itself.
Do you want to help make reuse a success?
We’re always on the lookout for volunteers to help in the Reuse Shop! If you’re keen to give some of your time and energy, please complete the short form on the link below and we will be in touch. There’s a range of roles from function testing electrical items, to upcycling wooden furniture or helping out on the shop floor. If you’ve got a skill you’d like to offer please get in touch.
We can help with travel expenses. For more details download this job description and to apply, click on the link below to tell us about yourself.
Are you thinking of decorating? We joined the Community RePaint Network in 2020 and stock paint at our Reuse Shop in Avonmouth. Simply visit us when the shop is open to purchase paint. We recommend calling ahead if there is specific paint you are after, to check that we have it in stock. For more information about Community RePaint visit: Community RePaint