ReUse Shop

2021 Carla in the Kings Road reuse shop

Our ReUse Shop provides a place for residents to buy ethically by purchasing pre-loved items at affordable prices. We give things a new lease of life and divert waste from landfill.

The ReUse Shop

Shop reopens

The ReUse Shop in Chingford is reopening on Wednesday 13 December having been closed due to repairs on the roof.


Our ReUse Shop opened in 2015 and is a bustling hub for Chingford locals looking for a bargain or project.

The shop sells a range of pre-loved items, with stock changing constantly.  Items for sale could include furniture, toys, sports equipment, crockery and other household items.  The items for sale have been donated for reuse by residents or collected from the other Reuse and Recycling Centres, which would otherwise have been thrown away. 

Before, many of these items would have been sent for recycling – requiring energy to turn it into something new – or landfill.

All items in the shop are priced affordably, offering residents the chance to buy for a fraction of the cost they would do if they bought new.

Upcyclers looking for a project

Upcycling is all about taking something that would have been considered waste and turning it into something beautiful that can be used again.  

In the last year, our team has created a dedicated area for upcycling fanatics looking for their next project. It is something anyone can turn their hand to, so why not give it a go and bring a new lease of life to something old.

Our current top-selling items are:

  • All things garden (pots, in particular, furniture, tools etc.)
  • Vintage furniture and mirrors
  • Smaller, solid and/or distressed rustic furniture to upcycle (chest of drawers, side tables, etc.)

All profits support the running cost of the shop and fund awareness campaigns to encourage waste reduction, recycling, and recovery. 

Where to find us

The ReUse Shop is located at Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre.

The shop is open Wednesday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm.

2021 Maria holding a vase in the Kings Road shop

Donate items 

 By donating your unwanted furniture, toys, bicycles, garden tools and knickknacks to our reuse shop, you’ll be helping the environment.

The shop accepts any household item that is no longer useful to you but still has life in it for someone else to use. Please note we do not accept electrical items or clothes. Those can be recycled at one of our Recycling Centres here.

Please pop into our shop and hand your items to one of our staff.

We also collect unwanted items from all our Recycling and Reuse Centres. Items placed in the donation area for our reuse shop will be inspected to ensure they are suitable for reuse.

Refund policy

Our items have been donated and are one of a kind. However, in certain circumstances, we may be able to provide a refund.

*Please note we do not accept the following items for health and safety, and hygiene reasons:

  • Electrical items 
  • Clothes
  • Used safety equipment such as crash helmets, harnesses etc
  • Baby equipment, including pushchairs, bouncers, cots, highchairs, stairgates, travel cots
  • Toys without a CE label or which are incomplete or missing parts 
  • Curtains, duvets, pillows, or bedding unless new and in original packaging
  • Cushions or furniture with a fabric, pleather, or leather covering without a Fire Safety Label made after 1950. Items that predate 1950 do not need a Fire Safety Label
  • Sofas or bedframes

Please note that the Reuse shop does not accept any donations of POP’s Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP’s)

Definition per GOV.UK website: POPs are chemical substances that do not break down in the environment. They are a danger to human health and the environment.

Waste domestic seating is any item of seating of a household type from households or businesses that is waste. Upholstered domestic seating may contain POPs. For example:

  • sofas
  • sofa beds
  • armchairs
  • kitchen and dining room chairs
  • stools and footstools
  • home office chairs
  • futons
  • bean bags, floor and sofa cushions

This includes any part of or containing leather, synthetic leather, other fabric, or foam.