Old toys

It’s the time of year when you might start thinking about having a sort out at home ready for the festive season. As a result you might find yourself needing to visit the skip site or tip to drop off some of your pre-loved clutter.

But have you heard of the Nightingale House Hospice reuse shop at Bryn lane Household recycling site? The shop based on Wrexham Industrial Estate accepts clean, good quality items for resale on the site which is operated by Wrexham Council’s contractor FCC Environment.  Old toys, furniture, homeware, bicycles, electrical goods, prams and highchairs, sports equipment including golf clubs and bags, CDs and DVDs, books, DIY and garden tools can all be dropped off for resale.

You never know, you might even pick up the odd stocking filler too!


Cllr David A Bithell, lead member for environment and transport explained that, “If you are having a sort out in the run up to the festive season there are lots of options for passing on your pre-loved items.  Wrexham residents who have passed on their things through the Bryn Lane reuse shop have already contributed 120 tonnes to Wrexham’s recycling rate over the past 6 months!”

Auction sites or social media selling groups are great for making a bit of extra cash whilst at the same time reducing waste.  Local baby sales are also great for both selling and buying equipment that little ones so quickly grow out of.

If your wardrobe is full of clothes that you no longer wear, how about donating your preloved tops, trousers and trainers to a second-hand shop?  If you aren’t able to get to a shop, you can now place any old clothing and shoes out on your recycling/refuse collection day.  Just tie paired shoes together, place them in a clean carrier bag with any old clothes and leave them by your recycling boxes or wheelie box.  All the clothes and shoes will be sent away for textile recycling contributing towards Wrexham’s recycling and composting rate.

  • Bryn Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre is open 8am – 8pm every day of the year apart from Christmas Day
  • Plas Madoc and The Lodge Household Waste Recycling Centres are open 9am – 4pm

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