Furniture Reuse and Recycling
Magpie collects your reusable unwanted furniture for our warehouse Shabitat, where people can kit out their homes on a budget.
We also give away items through our Homeless Furniture Project. This project started in 1995 in partnership with Brighton & Hove Council's “Homeless Section”. Even though supported by the council and run for the benefit of those in need, this project wouldn't survive without the valuable support from the many Brighton & Hove residents that donate their unwanted furniture. The aim of this project is to provide the basic essential items of furniture to people in need, and to help them settle into their new homes and hopefully prevent them from entering back into the cycle of homelessness. Every year the project delivers to over 150 referrals providing free furniture totalling more than 1200 items, to individuals and families in the city.
(Please note that Shabitat is open to the general public, but to benefit from the free furniture, you would need to be referred through your housing support officer. We can't deal with direct enquiries.)
If you want to support us, please donate your;
Beds, mattresses, sofas, armchairs, chests of drawers, wardrobes, desks, tables and chairs, office furniture and anything unwanted but interesting.
Please note that all upholstered items like sofas, armchairs and mattresses need to have a Fire Safety Label attached to them.
Unfortunately we are no longer able to take Electrical items due to new ruling.
If you have anything for collection, please call us on 01273 677577
or email us on email@example.com
Collections can be arranged between 9.30 and 12.30 or 1.30 and 4.30 weekdays and some Saturday mornings.
If you want to come and browse our shop Shabitat, our opening hours are
Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00
Saturday & Sunday and Bank Holidays 11.00 and 5.00
If you have any donations, you can drop them off between these times. Please make sure a member of staff is aware of your delivery.
We also like your books, CD's, DVD's and textiles ( clothing, shoes, bags). So if you have any you want to donate, please drop them off too.
We can collect texiles, if you have clean re-usable garments ( must be minimum one large sack )If we feel the items are not suitable we may have to refuse them, it will be at the discretion of the driver.
Please understand that we cannot accept any items that are unsuitable to be passed on, and occasionally a surplus of certain furniture might prevent us accepting any more similar items.