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For information on donations, please select from the following list:
 What is
 How to donate
 Items to us
 How to Gift Aid
 your donation
 Special Note on
 Items we take
 Examples of
 Items we take
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Fridge-Freezers • Cookers • Washing Machines • Fridges • Freezers

 What is WEEE?
WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK. It stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. It includes household appliances such as ovens, microwaves, fridges, freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers, as well as IT & telecommunications equipment.

In the past, most electrical items went to landfill sites, but under the new WEEE legislation, many of them now have to be re-used/recycled.
Householders are not banned from disposing of WEEE in their bin but the WEEE regulations have created a network of collection points for WEEE. Householders should now find it easier to recycle their old equipment through a mixture of improved local authority civic amenity (CA) sites and new take-back facilities provided by retailers. These arrangements are operating now.

Dorset Reclaim depot is registered with the Environment Agency as a Designated Collection Facility (DCF) and is able to offer a free collection service for unwanted working electrical. If it is working, don't bin it, donate it.
>> View areas we collect from, and corresponding depot contact information.
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 How to donate Items to us
Do you have any unwanted items from furniture and electrical items, to carpets and curtains, crockery and cutlery, that are in good condition?
If so, we may be able to help you and help our clients as well by making their house into a home.

You can either bring us the Item or alternatively we offer a free collection service on particular days of the week, depending on the area in which you live. We are always very busy, so to ensure we can collect your donation at a time to suit you, please give us as much notice as you can.
>> View areas we collect from, and corresponding depot contact information.
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 How to Gift Aid your Donation
Dorset Reclaim is now registered for Gift Aid which means that for every £1 we charge, we can claim 25p from HMRC (Inland Revenue) at no cost to you. As your furniture or appliance will be passed on to our clients at a low price, Gift Aid help cover our running costs, hence your donation goes that little bit further.

We don’t need your National Insurance Number or any tax reference, just your signature.
The only requirement for you to be able to sign a Gift Aid Certificate is that you are currently paying Tax in the UK, either on your salary or on your savings.
As a registered charity, it would help us greatly if you could complete a Gift Aid Certificate.
>> Gift Aid Certificate (PDF)
>> Gift Aid Certificate (Jpeg)
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 Special Note on Items we take
We have to comply with Trading Standards regulations, and for example, we may not be able to take sofas and chairs that were made before 1988, or which don’t have the Fire Safety label displayed. Other items such as bunk beds or cots are also subject to regulations, so we may have to ask you questions about the items you are offering.

In some rare instances, the donations do not always suit the requirements of the people that we help. In these circumstances, we will dispose of the donations in an appropriate manner. If this occurs, any proceeds generated by the disposal will be used towards the running expenses of Dorset Reclaim.

Occasionally, we may not be able to collect certain items offered to us. This is usually because we may have run out of storage space in our depots, or simply because we have too many items of a particular type. Please accept our apologies if we are unable to help or have to refuse any item offered at certain times.

If in doubt, it is always best to contact us and ask whether we can help.
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 Examples of Items we take

 Kitchen Items  General Utilities  Disability / Mobility Items
 Bedroom Items  Electronic Items  Household Items
 Living Room Items  Baby Items  Miscellaneous

Below is just a list of examples of items we can take
Kitchen Items:
• Electric / Gas Cookers
• Fridges & Freezers
• Fridge-Freezers
• Microwaves
• Kettles / Toasters
• Tables / Chairs
• Cabinets

Bedroom Items:
• Single & Double Beds
• Electric Reclining Beds
• Bunk Beds
• Cots
• Chests of Drawers
• Bedside Tables
• Wardrobes

Living Room Items:
• Sofas / Sofabeds
• 2 & 3 Piece Suites
• Bookcases / Cabinets
• Desks / Chairs
• TV Tables & Lounge Tables
• Lamps
General Utilities:
• Washing Machines
• Tumble Dryers
• Vacuum Cleaners
• Electric Fires

Electronic Items:

• TV’s (with Remote Control & Scart Socket)
• DVD Players
• Video Recorders
• Digital Set Top Boxes
• Computers

Baby Items:
• Pushchairs
• Cots
• Baby Changing Facilities

Disability / Mobility:
• Electric Reclining Chairs
• Electric Reclining Beds
• Zimmer Frames
• Wheelchairs
• Mobility Scooters
Household Items:
• Mirrors
• Curtains
• Cushions
• Bedding
• Ornaments
• Pictures
• Books
• CDs / DVDs

• Carpets / Rugs
• Lawn Mowers
• Garden Furniture
• Garden Tools
• Bicycles
• Clothes
• Shoes
• Bags / Belts
:: Electrical Appliances must be in working order ::

We have also been offered donations of cars, motor bikes, caravans, garden sheds & greenhouses, which have been made good use of. If you have something which is not listed, it might still be of interest to our Project, please telephone us to see if we can help.
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 Financial Donations
About Financial Donations:

Any financial donations from individuals or organisations would be greatly appreciated to help us run our Charity.
To provide Dorset Reclaim with any form of donation: straight donation, sponsorship, mainstream, capital or revenue funding. There are 2 ways to donate: either online through Charity Choice, or by contacting our Project Manager, Mr. Ray Tovey at the Bournemouth depot.

As a registered charity, it would help us greatly if you could complete a Gift Aid Certificate to accompany your donation.
>> Gift Aid Certificate (PDF)
>> Gift Aid Certificate (Jpeg)

• Online:

To help contribute, please go to the secured website of Charity Choice by clicking the "Donate Now" link.
>> Click here to donate through Charity Choice
Charity Choice
• By contacting our Project Manager:

Please contact Mr. Ray Tovey.

>> By Email:

>> By Phone: (01202) 773384

>> By Post: Mr. Ray Tovey
Dorset Reclaim
85 Stanley Road

We would like to take the opportunity to thank everybody who has donated to Dorset Reclaim.
Every donation to help us run our project is greatly appreciated.

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