The CHAI Furniture Recycling Service helps the environment and the communities we work in. It is an important resource to all the CHAI Service Teams enabling us to provide people in need with access to essential items as well as advice and support.
How does it work?
Donations of reusable second hand furniture items are collected by our Furniture Van Driver and Assistant. Some of these donations are, with the consent of the donor, sold via the Edinburgh Gumtree website – with all the proceeds being directly ‘recycled’ back into the FRS. Other items are delivered to people on low incomes who are establishing new tenancies, or who are unable to replace key household items from their own resources.
A bonus outcome of this activity is that many tonnes of material (113 tonnes in the last year alone) are diverted from landfill, and recycled for positive social benefit.
Anyone with furniture to donate can do so by phoning CHAI’s main number: 0131 442 2100.