Reuse options in and around Liverpool, including Freecycle & charity shops
Welcome to our complete guide to Freecycle Liverpool. Here we discuss all the ways to give and find things for free in and around Liverpool. Find out how to join and use Freecycle Liverpool as well as other trusted reuse sites.
1) Freecycle Liverpool
Freecycle is a website where you can find and exchange pre-owned items for free. Town groups connect local residents, such as Freecycle Liverpool, which has over 42,000 members at the time of writing. Freecycle can be confusing because lots of people and organisations have picked up the name over the years to name their reuse projects. ‘Freecycle’ can sometimes refer to Freegle groups or independent reuse and recycle networks. FYI, Freecycle.org and The Freecycle Network refer to this platform in particular.
Register for free using your Facebook account or an email address. Then you can find your closest town group (there may be more than one that is relevant for you) and join it to see pre-owned items available near you. To list an item you want to get rid of:
- Take a photo and write a short description
- Include any preferences about collection
- If you’re looking for something specific, create a Wanted listing and other Liverpool residents can contact you.
There are some rules to keep in mind. If not, you risk a suspended account:
- No spam, money and politics or
- Don’t post personal ads (this means yourself or somebody else), drugs/ other illegal substances, animals
- Try not to post too many Wanted listings – the site flags them as spam
2) Trashnothing Liverpool
Trashnothing is a reuse website similar to Freecycle. Listings from different reuse platforms appear together in the same place. Just like Freecycle, there are local town groups connecting local reusers in Liverpool. Just to be confusing, Trashnothing’s town groups often go by a few different names. In this case, the city-wide group is called Liverpool Recycle, with over 29,000 members. Don’t worry – the names aren’t too important. Sign up to Trashnothing and use it just like Freecycle.
LoveJunk is an online marketplace for getting rid of bulky items. This includes furniture, white goods, exercise equipment and messy waste.
To get rid of something in Liverpool, go to LoveJunk’s homepage and click “Find A Collector”. Follow the instructions to post a free listing. Once live, LoveJunk shows your item to nearby reusers in Liverpool and also licensed waste collectors. They contact you through the site or app. Reusers will come and collect the item free of charge, which is great! Sometimes, nobody reuses the item even if you think it has a lease of life left. Not to worry – LoveJunk’s approved and licensed waste collectors can still take it away. The waste collectors charge a fee to sustainably dispose of your item.
To find great pre-owned items in Liverpool, make sure you register as a reuser. You can adjust the filters to show items in and around where you live in Liverpool. If you see something you like, all you have to do is drop a line and arrange a collection!
4) Gumtree Liverpool Freebies section
You’ve probably heard of Gumtree: a well-known site for classified ads. It sells all kinds of items and services. As well as buy and sell features, it also has a ‘Freebies’ section. Members use this to give items away as ‘freebies’. Adjust your filters to show free items in Liverpool.
It’s free to sign up. You need to be a member to contact others about their listings and to make your own. A basic listing is free to create, but there are also paid options that boost the visibility of your item if you want. It’s still free to reply to a boosted listing.
Sometimes, members forget or don’t list their free items under the ‘Freebies’ section. Try searching your item plus ‘free’ at the end, for example: “cushions free”.
5) Liverpool council reuse shops
You can donate reusable items at the Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre in Liverpool city centre. The address is Cheadle Avenue, L13 3AF. Bring furniture, toys and any other reusable household items.
A little further afield there is another reuse shop at the South Sefton Recycling Centre (Irlam Road, L20 4AE). Both shops support Emmaus Merseyside.
6) Furniture Reuse Charity Shops in Liverpool
There is always the more traditional route of donating items to charity shops. Here are some in Liverpool that accept larger items and second-hand furniture:
British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical Liverpool
Address: 509 W Derby Rd, Tuebrook, Liverpool L6 4BW
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 10-4 Sunday
Phone number: 0151 515 4460
Emmaus Merseyside Charity Superstore
Address: 42-44 Sandy Rd, Seaforth, Liverpool L21 3TW
Opening hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday-Saturday, 10-4 Sunday
Phone number: 0151 928 1588
League Of Welldoers
Address: 119-133 Limekiln Ln, Liverpool L5 8SN
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9-5
Phone number: 0151 207 1984
Reuse not possible? Alternatives to Freecycle in Liverpool
Sometimes, Freecycling or reusing your items just isn’t possible. Don’t worry – our guides are here to help you:
- Rubbish Removal Liverpool – our complete guide to sustainably disposing of your junk in Liverpool.
- Liverpool Recycling Centre Guide – opening hours, accepted items, maps and more in this guide to tips in Liverpool & Merseyside.
More questions about Freecycle? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Freecycle with a step-by-step guide to using, plus all questions answered.