Rework saved 135 tonnes of material from being thrown away in 2019/20!

Rework is a reuse workshop which sees thousands of  items passed on to charities for resale. 

The workshop will accept the following items in good cosmetic condition:

  • Home furniture (e.g. bed frames, sofas (with fire certificate), tables, chairs, cupboards and drawers)
  • Large domestic appliances/White goods (e.g. fridges, washing machines, tumble driers and cookers) and microwaves. Even if they are no longer working, it may be possible for them to be repaired on-site and passed on for reuse.  
  • Bicycles
  • Sports Equipment
  • Bric-a-Brac
  • Toys
  • Tools

You can drop off your items in a car at the Smugglers Way Reuse and Recycling Centre, where Rework is based.  It will not be possible to access the Reuse area in a van, so you may wish to drop reusable items off at a charity shop close to, or on the way to, the Smugglers Way Waste Facility.

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Social benefits

Rework provides work experience and training to local unemployed people. The items received are passed on to charities for resale.

Who is involved?

The project was initially funded by the London Waste and Recycling Board and Cory Riverside Energy.  The workshop is managed by Groundwork London.

Some charities offer to collect some good quality furniture items, such as Emmaus South Lambeth – Visit the Emmaus website, or telephone 020 8761 4276 for further information.