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Other ways to avoid throwing things away

Find out what you can do instead of throwing things away.

Sell online

Selling unwanted goods online is easy.

  • auction sites or apps
  • social media (Facebook market)

Sell locally

You may prefer to sell your goods locally.

  • supermarket noticeboard
  • local shop window
  • workplace intranet
  • car boot sales
  • antique/vintage shops
  • second hand bookshops
  • NCT nearly new sales 

Give away

There are a number of ways you can give your good away for free.

Hire or borrow

You can hire or borrow some items instead of buying them.

  • libraries
  • formal clothes hire
  • fancy dress hire
  • watch films and music online
  • furniture rental
  • cycle hire
  • crockery, glassware and catering equipment hire
  • tool, gardening and cleaning equipment hire
  • catering supplies
  • toy libraries
  • from friends, family or other people in your local area