Donate or sell your clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, books and more in Hong Kong to make sure they get a second lease of life…
It’s no secret that our tiny apartments in Hong Kong can accumulate a whole lot over the years. If you’re anything like us and have a tendency to hoard, we bet you’re constantly left wading through piles of clothes and fancy dress odds and ends. That’s why we’re strong advocates of a good old fashioned clear out. Clothes, books, furniture, even electronics – sort through it all, then donate or sell the things you don’t want to these awesome charities, non-profits and consignment stores.
Sassy Tip: Do you have broken or poor quality unwanted items? Scroll to the end to find out where you can legally discard these belongings.
Where To Donate In Hong Kong
Redress – Donate clothing
Local environmental charity Redress works to prevent and transform textile waste in the fashion industry. With this in mind, its clothing recycling scheme makes it easy for you to give your old garments a new lease of life. The bulk of donated clothing will be redistributed to Redress’ charity partners for re-use by their beneficiaries.
What you can donate: Clothing (excluding shoes, bags and home textiles)
How to donate: Simply drop off your donations at any of the locations listed here
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Refugee Union – Donate clothing, bedding, kitchen items, books and more
Hong Kong’s first and only refugee-led society, Refugee Union, was founded in 2014 and has been working to improve the protection, well-being and future prospect of all refugees in Hong Kong. Refugees here are prohibited by law from working and there is no provision for essentials like clothing, personal care and baby products and electrical appliances that are necessary in everyday life.
What you can donate: Baby formula and diapers, bedding, kitchen items and appliances, books, non-perishable foods, clothing and shoes for all ages, laptops, mobile phones and other small electronics
How to donate: WhatsApp 9828 7176 for information on how to donate
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Crossroads Foundation – Donate clothing, furniture, office supplies and more
This long-standing NGO is no stranger to Hong Kong. Crossroads has been helping people in the community and around the globe for more than 20 years. Any donated goods will be distributed to charities and individuals in need across both Hong Kong and the globe.
What you can donate: All electrical appliances, furniture, household goods, clothing, toys and office supplies
How to donate: Donate using Crossroads’ GoodCity.HK app
Pathfinders – Donate sanitary and baby items
Ensuring that each woman and child is treated with respect and has access to basic resources through its its social welfare and health care services, Pathfinders accepts donations that could be used by babies and mums alike.
What you can donate: Baby items and sanitary item
How to donate: You can drop off items at either the head office (address below), Redress collection boxes (clothing items only) or WhatsApp Martha on 5508 8304 to arrange for delivery
Friends of the Earth – Donate clothing, shoes and handbags
Friends of the Earth launched its Used Clothes Recycling Program in 2001 with the aim of encouraging the city to reduce, reuse and recycle. All donated items will be sent to the needy or resold to places with high demand for used clothes, with any profits going towards the organisation’s operations and education work.
What you can donate: Clothing, shoes and handbags. Friends of the Earth also collect empty toner and ink cartridges. Head here for more info.
How to donate: Drop off at a dedicated Used Clothes Recycling Bin or apply for door-to-door collection (conditions apply)
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Christian Action – Donate clothing, books, small appliances and more
Christian Action serves those who are disadvantaged, marginalised, displaced or abandoned. All items collected through its Green Collection Charity Drive will either be offered for sale at Christian Action Community Sales Outlets, distributed to service users and vulnerable communities, or exported to developing countries.
Po Leung Kuk Orphanage – Donate clothing, books, stationery, electrical appliances and more
Po Leung Kuk provides welfare, educational and cultural services to its young community. All donations will help to fulfil the basic needs of its service recipients, particularly children, the elderly and low-income families.
What you can donate: Electrical appliances, computers, stationery, toys, books, household accessories, clothing and cookware
How to donate: Email email@example.com or call 2277 8158 for information on how to donate
Vision First – Donate clothing, bedding, kitchen appliances and more
Advocates of human rights for refugees, Vision First strengthens these individuals with knowledge, skills and support to address their challenges and concerns. What better way to support than by providing them with basic necessities that they otherwise wouldn’t have?
What you can donate: Blankets and bedding, clothing, phones, cameras, computers, kitchen appliances (e.g. kettles, rice cookers) and more. Head here for the full list.
How to donate: Drop off or send donations directly to its Sai Ying Pun office
Vision First, 5/F, 102 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.vfnow.org
Hong Kong Salvation Army – Donate clothing, books, electrical appliances and more
The Salvation Army is one of the most established organisations for recycling goods. Some of the collected items will go to those in need, such as the elderly, street sleepers and ex-prisoners; the rest will go to the Salvation Army’s retail chain to be sold with discount.
What you can donate: Electrical appliances, clothing, footwear, toys, stationery and books
How to donate: Donate via the dedicated Salvation Army Recycling Bins located across Hong Kong. Alternatively, if the donation quantity is five large bags or more, please drop off at one of the collection centres listed here. Large or heavy items may be eligible for pick-up by the Salvation Army logistics team – call 2332 4433 or WhatsApp 9688 5670 for more info.
Remar HK – Donate furniture and large electrical appliances
A Christian charity dedicated to helping those fighting drug addiction, the homeless and other people in need. All donated items will be sold as secondhand goods, with the money raised going to support Remar centres.
What you can donate: Large electrical appliances and furniture
How to donate: Simply give them a call to arrange for a pick-up
Lily Bookshop – Donate books, CDs and DVDs
As the name suggests, flowBOOKS recycles secondhand books, CDs and DVDs. Since opening in 1997, is has processed more than half a million books! All donations will be either sold to the public or donated to charities and individuals in need.
What you can donate: Books, CDs and DVDs
How to donate: Drop off donations to the store directly
Lily Bookshop, Room F-G, 1/F, Kai Fung Mansion, 189-205 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/lilybookshophk
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Other Notable Mentions For Donating Used Goods In Hong Kong
- Green Dot Home – Collects and recycles used furniture and homeware to be donated to the public or sold in secondhand markets, with proceeds going towards charity. www.green-dot-home.com.hk
- Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth – Donated toys, stationary and books will help to support local youth with disabilities. www.hkfhy.org.hk
- Mother’s Choice – Donate baby items and small electrical appliances to support single girls facing crisis pregnancies. www.motherschoice.org
- Caritas – Social service agency that accepts all wearable clothing. www.caritas.org.hk
- Happyshop – Accepts electrical appliances and offers free furniture collection services for all suitable donations. www.happyshop.hk
Where To Sell Secondhand Goods In Hong Kong
Green Ladies – Sell women’s clothing and accessories
This fashion consignment store is actually a social enterprise initiative by St James’ Settlement. The project aims to promote eco-friendly habits, in addition to providing job opportunities and economic stability for the middle-aged women that run it. Consignors can earn up to a maximum 30% rebate of the selling price (this rebate can also be donated to St James’ Settlement). If your items remain unsold after two months, they will automatically be donated to the store.
What you can sell: Ladieswear (including shoes, bags, scarfs and accessories)
How to sell: Visit any of the stores in person. Staff will then screen your items to ensure they are suitable for sale. Head here for all the details.
2nd Chance Hong Kong – Sell furniture and home accessories
This platform to buy and sell quality secondhand furnishings and accessories at reasonable prices was dreamt up by a husband and wife duo in early 2006. Since then, 2nd Chance has given many great pieces of furniture new homes.
What you can sell: Furniture and home accessories
How to sell: Head here to discover how to sell
Sassy Tip: Feel like donating your profits to charity? 2nd Chance has a list of local organisations for you to choose from. The team can also issue you a receipt for tax purposes. Find out more here.
Other Notable Mentions For Selling Used Goods In Hong Kong
- Asia Expat
- Facebook Market Place (click the Market place icon on your Facebook sidebar and filter accordingly)
For the most part, all that’s required for these sites are photos of your item, your asking price and any contact details. Don’t forget to include measurements as well as a few notes on the condition and age. Make sure to also upload photos that show a few different angles – it’ll save you from an influx of questions later on.
Where To Discard In Hong Kong
If your items are not in any condition to donate or sell, consider looking into whether you’re able to recycle your goods. Small and large electronic appliances for instance, including fridges, ovens, washing machines and air-conditioning units, can be scraped for parts. Head here to explore the different government recycling resources available.
Alternatively, if there really is no saving your items, the city has quite a few refuse points where you can leave larger items that won’t fit in your regular trash. It may take some manpower to carry that mattress half way across Central, but know that it’s illegal to fly-tip in Hong Kong and you may face a hefty fine for just leaving your furniture by the bins. Click on the links below to see where your nearest refuse point is.
Editor’s Note: “Where To Donate Or Sell Clothes, Furniture & Homeware In Hong Kong” was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in September 2023.