Map of charity shops etc in Eden District, Cumbria.
Here's a list of reuse options in Eden District in Cumbria. Your first port of call is obviously Freegle at www.ilovefreegle.org where you can give away free items and get stuff for nothing, ie helping your neighbours and the environment.
At this stage it's worth saying that for every item given away or sold there needs to be someone else who wants it. Quite a few people have stuff they don't need, so don't be shy about getting stuff - you are helping the environment by keeping something in use!
And before we get into a list of options, remember the mantra REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. If you need something, get something that's well built and look after it, so you won't need to change it for a while. Many things can be REPAIRED so check that out first before deciding you need a replacement. Or consider UPCYCLING it eg give it a lick of paint!. If you can't sell or give something away, make sure you recycle it properly if possible, eg electrical items shouldn't be put in the bin.
If you want to get rid of something you don't need or can't repair, the options are sell, give away and recycle.
Get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any updates or suggestions
- There are monthly repair cafes in Penrith and occasional ones in Appleby and Alston.
- An alternative is get involved at Ernie's Shed at Learning Fields at Hoff near Appleby – they may be able to fix your item for you for a modest fee.
- What other repair options are there?
Facebook: Penrith for Sale and Wanted group
Notice in shop window
Car boot sale
Antique shops, auctioneers or scrap merchants
Trade in when buying new
Freegle, Freecycle and TrashNothing!
Give to family and friends
Charity Shops - see list below
Collection by Penrith Opshop, Eden Valley Hospice or British Heart Foundation
Give bicycles to Rebike in Carlisle
Shop battery collection
Household Waste Recycling Centres (Flusco, Kirkby Stephen)
Collection by Eden District Council (fee applies)
All electrical appliances can be recycled. It doesn’t matter how broken they are. Watch the video
Check out PACT's list of where hard-to-recycle items can be recycled
If you have a pet or animal that you can no longer look after, we do not recommend giving it away using Freegle or similar. Instead, please contact Eden Animal Rescue on www.edenanimalrescue.org.uk
Apart from eBay, consider...
Penrith: For Sale and Wanted
There is a very active Facebook 'Penrith: For Sale and Wanted' group with 13,500 members.
Apart from Freegle - here's a list of charity shops and other places that will collect or accept reusable items.
Penrith Opshop and Eden Valley Hospice can collect clean, reusable, unwanted electrical goods. They then sell these on at low cost, helping residents and the environment. Anything with fabric will need a fire certificate.
Age Concern, Appleby
Low Wiend, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6QP
Core hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am to 3.30pm
Age UK, Alston
Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Hatters House, Front Street, CA9 3SE, tel. 01434 382323
Age UK, Kirkby Stephen
Market Square, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QT
Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Age UK, Penrith
Mon-Fri 9:30 - 4pm
The Resource Centre, Sandgate, Penrith CA11 7TP
Bernardo's, Kirkby Stephen
14 Market St, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QT
Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
British Heart Foundation, Penrith
53 King Street, Penrith, CA11 7AY
Monday-Saturday 9.30 - 5.00
Sunday 10.00 - 4.00
They also offer a free collection service on 01946418809 https://www.bhf.org.uk/collection
British Red Cross, Penrith
27 Queen Street,Penrith,Cumbria, CA11 7XD
Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm
Changing Rooms, Brough
NO LONGER OPEN
Right next to Brough School which is located in Church Brough. Open Monday to Friday 9.30-3.30 01768342411
Eden Animal Rescue, Penrith
37 Great Dockray, Penrith CA11 7BN
Monday - Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday 10.00 - 1.00pm
Eden Valley Hospice. Carlisle - can pick up
Unit 2, Madford Retail Park, Charlotte St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 5BT
Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Hospice at Home, Penrith
3 Little Dockray, Penrith CA117HL
Impact Furniture Services THIS SERVICE HAS NOW CLOSED
Angel Lane, Penrith
"We collect most things, including furniture and electrical items. Upholstered items must have their fire safety certificate. Electrical items must be working.
23 Devonshire Street, Penrith, CA11 7SU
Takes bicycles for repair and resale
01228 318391. Water Street, Carlisle CA2 5AW
Salvation Army, Penrith
1-2 Queen Street, Penrith, CA11 7XE
Save the Children, Penrith
21 Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7PG
Second Chance Charity Shop, Shap
Shap Community Enterprise, Verdun House, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3NG
10.00 to 4.30 Tuesday to Friday
10.00 to 12.30 on Saturdays.
Something in Mind, Appleby
The Arcade, Public Hall Boroughgate, Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6YA
Something in Mind, Penrith
Angel Lane, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7BP
Eden District Council item collection
£27 for up to 3 items
01768 817 817