We are the leading re-use charity in South Wales; we collect household items like furniture and electrical appliances that are toogoodtowaste from local residents for free.

We also collect surplus stock from high-street retailers.

All items are sold at affordable prices in our showrooms, helped by our team of committed volunteers, who play a key part in this whilst gaining valuable work experience.

Working with other organisations, we also give free items to people most in need in our community.

We’re proud that we’re working towards becoming a self-sustaining organisation, providing jobs and training for local people, helping the environment and our community prosper.

Contact: Shaun England, 01443 680090, SEngland@toogoodtowaste.co.uk

Adrian’s Story

 

adrian“I joined toogoodtowaste last August because I was recovering from eye surgery after having a cataract operation to regain my confidence to allow me to start looking for work.

During my time at toogoodtowaste I have worked in three different departments, contact centre, transport & customer services; it started off a bit shaky due to my lack of confidence but after trying different departments I finally found a niche for myself in customer services.

Since joining customer services and dealing with customers it has given me the confidence I needed to go out and look for work. I really enjoyed my time here as everyone’s really friendly, it’s also a working environment which again helped me with becoming work ready once again. The experience and skills I have gained from my time volunteering helped me secure my paid employment.

The paid staff and volunteers are always on hand to help if needed and I am going to miss volunteering here but I’m excited to finally be going back to work.

I would definitely recommend volunteering to anyone looking to gain the skills to go into employment as it really helped me with my confidence issue. Should I ever find myself unemployed in the future I will be back.”

Adrian Davies age 51 years
Customer Services Assistant Volunteer 2015 – 2020
Employment— Civil Enforcement Officer for the Council