Recycling and Repurposing

Put Unwanted Items to Good Use

There are many ways to donate unwanted items which may benefit others.

See below for details.

What We Collect at The Cathedral

Children’s toys, books and crafts in new or nearly new condition.

These are needed for local families receiving Feast of Fun food parcels.

Tel: 07885599810 Email:

New or nearly new woolly hats, gloves, and socks are needed for seafarers.

These can be left at your Parish Church or at the Cathedral.

The homeless and destitute in Middlesbrough need warm coats, hats, gloves, scarves and flip-flops.

 These can be left at the Cathedral where they will be passed to parishioners working with those in need.  

Other Organisations Seeking Recycled and Repurposed Items are Listed Below

Queries or further help with donations:

If you are unable to drop off items or need further advice, please speak to a member of the Justice and Peace group or Tel:  07885599810.

MAP Methodist Asylum Project - What We Need

MAP offers welcome, practical support and social opportunities to refugees and refugees seeking asylum in Middlesbrough. We support their work by donating food, clothes, and household goods and organizing walks and day trips with hot meals for groups of refugees locally.

Items can be dropped off at Avenue Church, 25 The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS5 6PE on Wednesdays from 10am -1pm


If you want to discuss a possible donation 

Call Billy Barnes on

Mobile: 07970192841



Seasonally appropriate clothing (daywear) & shoes for men, women, & children, particularly for young adult men and women:

Jeans & trousers

Warm coats and jackets

New underwear & socks

Baby and children’s clothing

School uniform basics without logo

Household Goods

Items must be clean, unmarked and in good condition.

It is not possible to launder or repair items.


Bedding, Duvets, pillows, sheets, pillowcases & duvet covers

Cot bedding

Crockery, cutlery, glasses, mugs & cups

Cooking pans and pots

Cookware, kitchenware and kitchen utensils, Knives

Household basics (bins, ironing boards, washing baskets etc)


We aim to offer core items of furniture to those setting up homes in the area for the first time. Items must be clean and in good condition.

Sofas and suites

Dining tables and dining chairs

Chests of drawers

Bedside cabinets

Beds and clean mattresses



Coffee tables

Priority Requests

At the moment, we have particular need for:

cooking pans

men’s shoes and trainers

men’s trousers

duvets, blankets and pillows

CAUSE Foundation

Single beds and duvet sets (covers only) new or in good condition are needed for local families.

Please contact Pat Mcbride: or CAUSE phone number 07935101812


We support our local community, offering a wide range of quality donated goods at affordable prices.

We collect unwanted household items and electrical goods free of charge, repair if needed, and sell them in our stores.

This will help the people who need it most in our community furnish their homes at an affordable price.

Community work placements and volunteers gain new skills and training, which helps them back into employment and reduces waste and landfill.

Tel: 01642 608791, 426 Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 2PT

Clothes Banks operate from local Eco-shops

Drop off clothes, toys and bric-a-brac any Wednesday between 10am and 2 pm at the Tees Valley Eco shop.

21-25 Viewley Centre, Hemlington, TS8 9JH

Teesside Hospice -Furniture Collection

It is possible to book a free collection of furniture, including sofas, tables, wardrobes, beds, small electrical items and much more.

The items must be in a saleable condition for our shops.

Their website has further information and a form to start the booking process. or call 01642 811140. 


IPC - Investing in People and Culture

Promote the social and economic inclusion of refugees and those seeking asylum.

They need:

Adult and children’s bicycles in good working condition, helmets and bike locks


Adult (male and female) winter jackets and shoes and trainers 


Bini Aria project manager Tel: 07411 157589 or Email:


Bicycles needing repair can be donated to

Middlesbrough Cycle Centre Bike Library, 5 Station St.  Contact: 01642 219620 Please ring first.

The White Feather Project

17 Kings Road North Ormesby TS3 6NG

Baby clothes, equipment and toys.

Mon-Sat 9.30-13.30. Closed Wednesdays

Tel: 07552 830185  Email:

The Genesis Project

Furniture, Electrical Appliances and any other household items (Crockery, Cutlery, Bedding, Beds)  as well as donations of clothes.

Items can be dropped off at the Genesis Project on Wednesday or Thursday between 10am and 2pm. 

The Genesis Project

29 Martonburn Road



Tel: 07487652555

TWAM Tools With a Mission

Garden tools, sewing machines, engineering tools, computers, knitting machines including wool needles.

Tel: 01642 807319 to drop off and 07360 682862 to collect or


Bra Recycling - Against Breast Cancer

Recycle unwanted or unloved bras in good condition through “Against Breast Cancer”.

Tesco Store Coulby Newham

Recycling bins are located inside the store near checkout tills 27/28 :

They take:

Soft plastic packaging (e.g. bread wrappers etc)


Used Cosmetic Containers

Ink Cartridges

Light Bulbs