FINDING FURNITURE A NEW HOME
The Community Furniture Store has been recycling furniture in York over 25 years, since 1988. A second store was established in Selby in 2004. A third store to serve the Ryedale area is planned to open at Malton in 2015/16.
We seek donations of furniture and white goods which are suitable for reuse and make them available at low cost to people who need furniture. Over the years, thousands of local households have been helped to furnish their homes.
The Stores have been expanded and upgraded in recent years, so they now carry a wider range of stock than ever before.
Open to the general public, customers are welcome to visit and browse at leisure. See local Store pages for opening times and locations.
In 2013/14, the Stores together saved over 14,000 items, weighing nearly 400 metric tonnes, from being added to the landfill mountain. The more donors and customers we have, the more re-use we can encourage, reducing landfill and protecting the environment.
Both Stores now offer more volunteering opportunities and work experience placements. Electrical goods are tested, cleaned and repaired at York. At workshops installed at Selby since November 2011, local people repair and improve wooden furniture and re-upholster chair seats.