Rework is a new reuse workshop now open which will see hundreds of repairable items fixed up and sold on.
You are able to phone a reuse hotline and get your old sofa or washing machine collected from your home and delivered either to the workshop for repair, or to a storage depot for resale. There will be a fee for the service, but it will be no more than booking a bulky waste collection from your council. Click here for further details.
The workshop will accept the following items in good condition or in a repairable state:
- Home furniture (e.g. beds, sofas, tables, chairs, cupboards and drawers)
- Large appliances (e.g. fridges, washing machines, tumble driers and cookers)
- Small electricals - pretty much anything with a plug!
- Textiles (e.g. curtains, carpet, fabric, bed linen and clothes)
- Children's equipment (e.g. prams, buggies, cots and toys)
You can also drop off your items at the Smugglers Way Reuse and Recycling Centre, where Rework is based.
Rework will help up to 60 young people on long-term job seekers allowance to be trained for the workplace. It will also provide affordable items for resale to low income families.
So how does it work?
Who is involved?
The project is being funded by the London Waste and Recycling Board, Cory Environmental Ltd and DHL Supply Chain. The collection and delivery infrastructure will be run by various members of the London Community Resource Network. The workshop will be managed by Groundwork London.