Items we cannot sell

We sell furniture and electrical items to raise funds for our life saving research. We appreciate all donations but are unable to collect items we cannot sell and would require us to pay for disposal.

An exception to this is our house clearance service which is subject to a pre-collection assessment by a member of your local store team.

We recommend avoiding making any related arrangements (eg. for delivery of replacement items) before your collection has taken place.

We've compiled a list of items we are unable to collect, if you have any other queries please contact our Customer Service department.

Children’s Equipment

  • Car seats
  • Prams, pushchairs, buggies
  • Cots, carry cots, playpens, high chairs
  • Cot mattresses
  • Soft toys without CE label

Furniture & Housewares

  • Gas appliances, Oil lamps
  • Cigarette lighters and cigarette lighter refill canisters
  • Knives and Scissors
  • Used pillows (except pillow cases and mattress covers)
  • Cushions, cushion covers and tailored furniture covers (unless fire label is attached)
  • Candles without instructions
  • Fireworks

Electrical Items

  • Electric blankets
  • Electric showers
  • Sunbeds and tanning equipment
  • Waste disposal units
  • Power tools without instructions
  • Refrigeration - selected BEKO models
  • Gaming machines
  • Tumble dryers
  • Washer dryers


  • Knives
  • Swords, sword sticks, crossbows
  • Guns and ammunition (including replica guns, unless obviously toys)

Heating and Cooking

  • Gas appliances (mains or bottles goods)
  • Oil filled radiators (not supplied with a thermostat)
  • Storage heaters (hardwired)
  • Oil and Gas Agas
  • Ovens with glass doors

Sport & Safety Equipment

  • Buoyancy aids, life jackets, inflatable dinghies, inflatable toys for water
  • Safety Helmets - Riding hats, crash helmets, cycle helmets
  • Safety harness of any sort
  • Fire fighting equipment

Software and Hardware

  • Home recorded DVDs, video and audio tapes
  • Home recorded computer games and software on recordable CDs and DVDs


  • Personal appliances, such as shavers, foot spas etc. (unless in mint condition, sealed box)
  • Medication including vitamins
  • Perishable goods, food and drink
  • Prescription spectacles
  • Cleaning agents, solvents, adhesives
  • Items made from ivory
  • Duvets or pillows (used)
  • Real fur or fur trimmed items
  • Petrol or diesel fuelled garden tools including lawn mowers, strimmers etc.