Links To Other Recycling & Reuse Sites
Other places to look for freecycling & freegle-ish stuff
US version of Freegle. Has UK groups too but run & administered from US.
Forest Recycling Project
Forest Recycling Project (FRP) is a not for profit community business, which works in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and surrounding areas. FRP was established in October 1989 to encourage environmental awareness and to help create a sustainable society by providing a range of recycling services for the local community.
Furniture reuse network
Promotes the reuse of unwanted furniture and household effects for the alleviation of need, hardship, distress and poverty.
Extremely useful site full of just about everything you could need to live your life. At the bottom of the 'Stuff for Sale' section you will find 'swapshop', 'freebies' & 'stuff wanted' sections.
Craigs List London Free listings.
Don't Dump That
Use our forums for a quick and easy way to find new homes for those things you no longer need, but are too good to throw away. EVERYTHING offered on our forums is FREE. Free to register and free to use.
Don't Dump That
London21 Sustainability Network
London21 promotes, supports and networks community based initiatives for a greener, healthier, and more sustainable Greater London.
The website that brings you the how, what and where of recycling in the United Kingdom.
Waltham Forest Give or Take
Similar in concept to Freegle, but web-based (not email)
Places to swap those books you've read a hundred times or get some new ones.
The World's Biggest Free Book Club. Catch and Release Used Books.
Read It Swap It
Bought a book and finished it? Don't know what to do with it? If you've read it swap it!
Places to give and to get stuff cheap, but not free
For Postage Only
Tired of all the clutter in the house but can't bear to throw away perfectly useable items? This groups is a place for UK residents to offer any *legally* mailable item to other members for only the cost of postage and a small amount to cover packaging (recycled packaging heavily encouraged).
Trying to live a frugal lifestyle in the UK? Finding it difficult? You're not the only one! Here at Frugal Genius UK we have a brilliant group of like minded individuals that contribute to this forum on a regular basis. We are warm and friendly and love to hear new 'voices' so please don't hesitate to chime right in with suggestions, tips or questions.
In 2003/04 HomeStore provided furnishings and white goods for 1,222 low income households in East London saving them an estimated £146,650. In the process 113 tonnes of bulky waste was diverted from the overburdened landfill sites around the capital. Homestore offers free collections of household furniture in good condition.
Not Free & Not Always Cheap, but it keeps stuff out of the landfills
Architectural Salvage & Antiques, doors, fireplaces, furniture, gardens, glass, ironwork, kitchens, lighting, radiators, stone, windows and woodwork. Reclaimed Building Materials, beams, bricks, flagstones, flooring, roof slates and tiles, timber. Not free but keeping some wonderful stuff out of landfills and preserving it for the future.
Places to send stuff when it's beyond re-use
Maxitech provides award winning solution to the legal, environmental, social, security and cost problem of redundant electronic equipment.
Newham Councils Recycle Page
Volunteering & Skill Swap
Something to do in your spare time to help the community & each other
Volunteer Network Centre, Newham
The gateway to volunteering engagement in Newham and surrounding areas. From here you can access the range of opportunities and services provided by VNC. We are here to help you find your ideal volunteering role and give you guidance, support and advice to make sure that you get the most from your time as a volunteer.
Greater London Volunteering
Greater London Volunteering (GLV) is the regional partnership body for volunteering in London. Members include Volunteer Centres, large Volunteer-involving Organisations and Volunteer Development Agencies. We offer strategic and capacity-building support, coordinate activities and broker services to over 75,000 volunteers and over 14,000 organisations (in Volunteer Centres alone!).
List of London Volunteer Centres
Volunteering England's vision is of a society where the potential and passion of people to transform lives and communities through volunteering is fully realised. Volunteering England's mission is to support an increase in the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering throughout England.
do-it.org was launched in 2001 with the first, and still the only, national database of volunteering opportunities in the UK. We do not charge people to use the database as we believe that volunteering should be free to the user and so make a small charge to organisations registering their opportunities to ensure this. (Personal Opinion: It's not as good as it should, or could, be. You would be better served by your local Volunteer Centre.)
TimeBank is a national charity inspiring and connecting people to share and give time. TimeBank appeals to people like you who know that their time and skills are in demand but just don't know what to do about it or where to start.
Local Exchange Trading System (LETS)
Swap time and skills locally.
Places to re-home or adopt animals & pets
Celia Hammond Animal Trust
The clinics have neutered over 110,000 animals, preventing the birth of hundreds of thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens and have vaccinated over 157,000 animals. The sanctuary was awarded the Pet Plan Most Deserving Cat Rescue Shelter Award in 1993 for the rescue/rehoming work carried out there.
Animal Rescue, Rehoming & Sanctuaries across the UK
A-Z list provided by CatChat
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
The Home has been running for more than 140 years and thousands of lost or unwanted dogs and cats come through our doors every year, and each and every one is given as much love, care and attention as possible. With warm, dry kennels, food to eat and the very best of veterinary care, London's lost and abandoned dogs and cats await the possibility of a new home.
The Blue Cross is Britain's pet charity, providing practical support, information and advice for pet and horse owners.
Cat Rescue & rehoming Centres in Greater London
Provided by CatChat.
Formed in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. We now re-home and reunite 55,500 cats and kittens every year, through our network of 29 adoption centres and 252 voluntary run branches.
Cats Protection North London Adoption Centre
We home unwanted & abandoned domestic cats in the North London area and are funded by the charity Cats Protection.
Cats Protection Romford and District Branch
The Romford and District Branch was formed in 2001 and is run by a small band of dedicated volunteers!
UK wide and covers our local area FREE OF CHARGE
We are the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Help us give a happy home to 1,000s of stray and abandoned dogs.
National Animal Welfare Trust
Founded in 1971 the Trust is now one of the top 10 animal rescue and rehoming charities in England and runs 5 rescue & rehoming centres across the country. Our centres are located in Watford, Berkshire, Essex, Somerset and Cornwall.
In 2007 PDSA celebrates 90 years of caring for the sick and injured animals of people in need. We are proud of our heritage, our achievements and our values. For it is these that have made PDSA what it is today; the UK's leading veterinary charity. But we cannot afford to stand still as the need for our veterinary care is as great as ever. As is PDSA's determination to expand our PetAid services.
The RSPCA's vision is to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom. The RSPCA as a charity will, by all lawful means, prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate suffering of animals.
Wood Green Animal Shelters
Wood Green Animal Shelters is a registered charity that has been rescuing and rehoming animals since 1924. The charity takes in over 6,000 animals a year and has set national standards in animal care.
Other Useful Stuff
Everything that doesn't fit anywhere else
Map of Newham Postcodes
Want to see where a postcode is? Check out this map!
The Consumer Action Group, The Debt Action Group and The Bank Action Group
Here to provide you with a community where you will find that you are not the only one to have the kinds of problems you are dealing with.
We Are What We Do
We're not another charity. We're not an institution. We Are What We Do is a movement. We'd like to inspire people to use their everyday actions to change the world. Whoever they are. And wherever they are. And that includes you.
Stuff that hasn't been sorted yet, but may be useful
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