PEOPLE planning a spring clear out will be able to gift household items at a community sharing event next month.

Dudley Council is holding its second ‘Too Good to Throw Away’ event on Tuesday April 9 following the success of one held earlier this year.

People can take unwanted household items that are in good working order to St Andrews Church in Sedgley between 10am and 3pm.

Items accepted for the community repurposing event include curtains, bedding, cushions, kitchenware, small electrical items, clothes, food and unused toiletries.

A full list of wanted items can be found online at

The local authority held the first event of its kind in Pedmore in January and more than two tonnes of unwanted household items were donated and sent to local charity Provision House.

Councillor Ian Bevan, the council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “We are really pleased to be holding another one of our ‘Too Good to Throw Away’ events.

“This is a great way for people to have a spring clean in their homes, with items being passed on to families and individuals who are in need.”

Councillor Dr Rob Clinton, cabinet member for climate change at Dudley Council, said the initiative is part of the council’s climate action plan and he added: “It helps to reduce waste by redistributing and reusing perfectly good things that will be very much appreciated by households within the borough.”

Councillor Damian Corfield, cabinet member for highways and environment, added: “It is important that all our residents take time to think about how objects could be repurposed before throwing them away.

“We are really pleased to be supporting this ongoing community scheme.”

Visitors are asked to park in Castle Street car park when attending the event.

Furniture, soft furniture or white goods will not be accepted.