Renew is an ambitious and unique project which aims to create value from waste to benefit Greater Manchester. It’s a joint initiative between R4GM & SUEZ UK. We take items donated at recycling centres across Greater Manchester, then we repair and renew them at our Renew Hub, ready to be resold to a new home. Browse our wide range of pre-loved items by visiting our Renew Shops or eBay page.

Money raised by the shops will go to support local communities through two Greater Manchester initiatives. Each year money raised through sales made in the Renew shops will be donated to Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity and Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund.

How to Donate:

To ensure the Renew shops are regularly stocked, we are encouraging residents to donate their unwanted items.

You can find donation containers at all recycling centres across Greater Manchester, except for Chester Road and Reliance Street. Simply drop off your items in the container and we’ll do the rest!

Unfortunately we are unable to collect items.

Find a Recycling Centre

Please note:
  • All upholstered furniture must have a fire safety
    tag attached.
  • Glass items must have a kite mark.
  • Children’s toys must have a CE or UKCA mark.

We accept…

✔ Furniture
✔ Electricals
✔ Toys
✔ Bric-a-brac
✔ Collectables/vintage
✔ Bikes and sports equipment
✔ Gardening and DIY
✔ White goods

We can’t take…

❌ Petrol-powered items
❌ Clothes, shoes and other textiles
❌ Toys containing chemical substances
❌ Mattresses
❌ NHS equipment

Renew Shops

We’ve opened three Renew shops in Greater Manchester. These shops sell pre-loved household items such as homeware, garden furniture, toys, sports equipment, books and more. All at an affordable price.

The aim of the Renew shops is to reduce waste, reuse unwanted items and increase recycling rates. Many of the items donated by residents would have otherwise gone to waste.

Renew Hub

The Renew Hub is the centre of our operations, located in Trafford Park. All the items that have been donated at the recycling centres are taken to the Hub to be cleaned and prepared for resale, or selected for upcycling

Along with making great strides towards a circular economy, the Hub provides training and employment in green skilled jobs along with working with local charities.

Shop Online

You can now browse our eBay store, pay for your items and collect from the Renew Hub at Trafford Park at a time that suits you.

Browse our range of vintage and upcycled furniture, preloved homeware and refurbished bikes.


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EVENTS | 16th August 2023
Open Days!

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CAMPAIGN | 7th August 2023
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Batteries don’t go in any of your bins at home. Old batteries may seem ‘dead’ but they can still cause fires if you don’t dispose of them properly. They can be crushed in bin lorries or waste sorting plants and start fires.

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NEWS | 1st August 2023
R4GM Community Fund

We are pleased to announce that 22 community projects have been awarded the 2023/24 funding.