Before you throw anything away, stop to see if it is has value – you might be surprised. We collect 11 different types of household items, that have a residual value long after you have finished with them. These items are passed directly to our charity partners to be sold by them.
We also collect glass bottles and jars that have a deposit. Those bought from us are paid back to you, the others are monetized and the proceeds passed to charities.
We want to minimise waste and maximise social impact
We operate in the spirit of the circular economy, which means we have a mission to reduce waste by encouraging reuse of materials. We make it easy for customers to give back 2nd hand items which captures the value for charities
NB: Please make sure all the items given for reusing are clean, functional & in good condition.
Only items for children 0 to 6 years.
Clothes, blankets, towels, nappies
Baby bottles, small toys, teddy bears
The baby equipment is given NASCI, a small charity active in the Brussels region. They help pregnant women and mothers with small children facing difficulty to meet their basic needs.
Belgian francs and foreign currencies still in circulation.
Bills only, no coins.
Put the bills in an envelope, and put the envelope in the box.
The exchanged money is given 100% to the charity of the month.
Books & Comics.
All languages are welcome, provided the books are in a good condition.
Books are given to Oxfam Solidarity Belgium. They will be sold in the NGO’s second-hand shops. The raised money is used to support Oxfam’s fight against poverty in more than 90 countries spread across the world.
Original CD’s and DVD’s.
Functional and in good condition.
CD’s and DVD’s. are given to Oxfam Solidarity Belgium. They will be sold in the NGO’s second-hand shops. The raised money is used to support Oxfam’s fight against poverty in more than 90 countries spread across the world.
Plastic bags, paper bags used to pack your fruit & vegetables.
Delivery boxes, insulation material and cooling elements.
No packaging of manufactured products (Milk cartons, cans, box etc.)
Delivery boxes, wool insulation and cooling elements are reused. All the rest is recycled.
Clothes & shoes for adults and children over 6 years.
Blankets, sheets and towels.
For babies clothes, check the "Baby stuff" section.
Clothes and other fabrics are given to Les Petits Riens, a charity supporting marginalised people to (re)acquire their independence. The items will be sold in the second-hand shops of Les Petits Riens. These shops employ marginalised people and help them to integrate themselves in the labour market. The money raised with the sales will be used to fight against poverty and social exclusion in Belgium.
Cans, jars, dry goods (pasta, rice, cereal, coffee, tea, etc.)
Only non-perishable products, and not out of date products.
These donations will be passed to the Resto du coeur of Saint-Gilles. Every Friday, this charity organise food distribution to families in need. The Belgian Federation Les Restos du Coeur has been fighting against poverty since 1986. The organisation is the Belgian equivalent of Les Restos du Coeur founded in France by Coluche.
Glass bottles & jars that have a deposit.
Please clean the glass and remove the lids (and dispose yourself).
Any deposit on glass bottles and jars that are purchased at Cirkle will be credited to your account. The money raised with deposits of other bottles is distributed to our partner charities.
Sight & sun glasses.
Please try to protect them as much as possible (by putting them in their case, for instance).
Sight & sun glasses are sent to the French charity "Lunettes Sans Frontières". The glasses are cleaned, sorted and packed per diopter before being sent to more than 70 different countries. They are then distributed free of charge to people in need.
Small toys for children over 6 years.
Clean, functional and in good condition.
No teddy bears.
Toys are given to Oxfam Solidarity Belgium. They will be sold in the NGO’s second-hand shops. The raised money is used to support Oxfam’s fight against poverty in more than 90 countries spread across the world.