We've linked up with Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire so your unwanted furniture and electrical items can be re-used and at the same time help formerly homeless people.
Items such as sofas, wardrobes and dining tables collected as part of the bulky waste collection service which are reusable, will sold in Emmaus’ shop on Red Lane raising vital funds for the charity.
The charity provides formerly homeless people, known as Companions, with a home, food, basic essentials and full time work. Items which cannot be sold will be recycled.
Cllr Lancaster, Cabinet member for Public Services, said: “For a small fee, residents can get rid of their unwanted pieces of furniture or electrical goods and these can be sold to benefit a great charity.
"Items don’t have to be in perfect condition either as the Companions will repair and restore items giving them the opportunity to learn new skills and raise the greatest amount of money for the charity. For safety, sofas and mattresses should carry the fire label to be able to be resold.”
When you book the service, if you say that the item is suitable for re-use and you are a member of the Coventry Recycling Club you will be awarded 100 points.
The bulky waste collection service operates six days a week (Monday – Saturday). Up to five items costs £26.25 with 20% discount for people on qualifying benefits.
For more information and to book a collection visit www.coventry.gov.uk/bulkywaste