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Charity Collections

We have teamed up with the mental health charity MIND for an easy-to-use service to donate your unwanted textiles and small electrical items. This will help to raise funds and support people with mental health problems.

Donating also helps to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

MIND will collect textiles and small electrical items from your home for free. You can request a MIND collection bag or arrange a collection below.

MIND collections have been suspended until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
You are more than welcome to drop the donations into the warehouse. The warehouse may be closed at certain times during the week but there is a blue donation container outside where you can leave any donations.

Midlands Depot
B7 Blaby Industrial Park
Winchester Avenue 
Blaby Leicester

If you request a bag or order a collection before 1 pm on Friday, you will receive your bag/collection the following week - on your usual refuse/recycling collection day.

Please place the bag out alongside your bin on the scheduled collection day. You can use your own bag but please make sure that the bag is clearly marked for MIND, so that it isn't taken by our refuse/recycling crews by mistake.

Textiles and electrical items must be placed in separate bags.

Small electrical items - Yes/No

Yes, please

  • Irons
  • Toasters
  • Kettles
  • Sandwich makers
  • Deep fat fryers
  • Electric knives
  • Hairdryers
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Shaver's
  • Radios
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Sewing machines
  • Hi-fi’ s
  • Personal computers/laptops/notebooks
  • Printers
  • Typewriters
  • Calculators
  • Telephones/answering machines
  • Video cameras
  • Video recorders
  • Portable televisions
  • Small electric power tools
  • Electric toys, eg x-box, ps3, handheld games
  • Small microwaves
  • Electric fans

No thanks

  • Large household appliances, eg
  • Washing machines
  • Cookers
  • Fridges
  • Tumble dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Large televisions/ computer monitors
  • Computer Towers/ Terminals
Textiles items - Yes/No

Yes, please

  • Household textiles – duvet covers, curtains, sheets etc
  • Clothing – trousers, jackets, skirts, jumpers, blouses, shirts, coats etc
  • Handbags and Belts
  • Underwear
  • Shoes (paired) – trainers, boots, wellies etc

No thanks

  • Duvets
  • Pillows
Last updated 13 April 2021
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