Collection and Repurposing of Unwanted Household Goods project

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Collection and Repurposing of Unwanted Household Goods project

What is the project about?

Marlborough District Council has set up a service for collecting, repurposing, and delivering unwanted household goods to directly connect good quality items with people who need them. The project is designed to support the community, especially those without transport, to keep households goods in circulation and out of the landfill.

What kinds of items can I give?

Items of furniture and any other of household goods in good enough condition to be used by another household. For example; sofas, drawers, beds, working whiteware, dining tables, chairs etc.

What kinds of items can I ask for?

Any items of furniture or other household goods, that we have in stock.

Items currently in stock, awaiting a home

The current items in stock and awaiting a new home are listed below:

  • Dining/office chairs x plenty
  • 2-Seater sofa x 2
  • Single bed (mattress + base) x 7
  • Queen bed x 1
  • Suitcase x 2
  • Two-seater sofa x 4
  • Small ottoman x 1
  • Display cabinets x 8
  • Adjustable shower seat x 1
  • Heater x 1
  • Lamp x 2
  • Barbeque x 1
  • Small school desk x 1
  • TV unit x 1
  • Sun umbrella x 1
  • Clothes Dryer x 1
  • Office desk x 5
  • Corner office desk x 1
  • Steel office drawers (4 high) x 1
  • Bar stool x 1
  • King mattress and base x 1

This list is updated on a weekly basis, so if you are in need of one or more of these items then fill in the delivery form below and complete as necessary. We will send through some photos of the suitable items available and organise delivery from there.

Items we need

King size mattresses and bases

How do I use the service?

If you have items to give away or are in need of items then use the following forms to let us know.

It may take up to seven days for our staff to respond to your request.

Donating Items

Fill out the online collection form if you have items to give.

Go to the Unwanted Goods Collection Form

Requesting items

Fill out the online delivery form if you would like to ask for items.

Go to the Unwanted Goods Delivery Form

When is the service available?

Collection and delivery times are flexible and will usually happen on a Saturday or Sunday.

Where is the service available?

The service is available to people in the Marlborough region, including outer areas such as Renwick and Picton.

How does it work?

  1. Gather up the items you want to give.
  2. Register online. Only households registered via the Council website can take part.
  3. Someone will call you to arrange a pick-up or delivery time. If you need help to move items let us know when we call you.
  4. Move the items to a place where they can be easily collected by the staff if possible.

Please only give items you would be happy to receive yourself.

Minor damage to household items can be repaired.

Do not put out dangerous goods such as faulty electrical equipment.

We definitely do not want rubbish.

The collection staff will not take away items that are broken, soiled, or beyond repair. Project staff will have the final say on the day.

It is your responsibility to deal with any items that do not get collected.

Everyone in Blenheim can use the service but priority will be given to households that do not have access to transport or, who have an immediate need for household goods.

How much does it cost?

This service is free of charge.

Questions?

If you have any other questions about the project email our team:

Email: unwanted.goods@marlborough.govt.nz