Can I recycle it?

Jewellery is not collected as part of your recycling collection. However, there are specialist services, charities and other organisations that will take or buy your unwanted jewellery.

Donate or sell

You can try selling your jewellery at Jewellers’ or shops such as Cash Converters – especially if it’s made from gold or silver. Jewellery and watches are accepted by many charities.

They can be recycled or re-sold to raise valuable funds. Always check the list of accepted items shown on the charity bag first as they do vary.

Alternatively, there are online organisations such as ‘Recycling for good causes’ that accept jewellery and watches (regardless of condition) via the post, for resale/recycling to raise funds for national charities and local groups such as Scouts and Brownies.

Charity shops are always grateful for donations of unwanted items in good condition.  You could also organise a give and take event or give items away via FreecycleFreegle.

You can donate usable furniture to community projects like: 

Or sell your spare stuff at garage sales and car boot sales or on eBay.  If you can transport items yourself, most towns have their own auction rooms. They are also a good way of selling and buying second hand items.

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