Your unwanted tools


We want your unwanted tools and equipment

What Tools can you Donate?

Donations are welcomed at The Old Boot Factory Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm with limited coverage during 12:30pm and 1:30pm, however, we’ll only have a limited number of volunteers available. We can only accept donations at the main location in Chesham, and not at our Area Collectors just yet. Unfortunately we are unable to collect. 

We’ve put in place a new process for receiving and handling donations and for everyone’s safety:

  • only one person donating at a time – your patience is appreciated if asked to wait outside
  • follow directions of the volunteers to help maintain social distancing at all times
  • review our accepted/refused items list below before donating to help make the process much quicker

We would appreciate items that are in working order and in good condition.

  • You will be directed to a location where you can unload your items whilst respecting social distancing
  • A volunteer will check that the items are on our accepted list and items will be quarantined before they are processed

If in doubt please email or phone 01494 775220. Thank you for bearing with us and for your continued support. It’s very much appreciated. Last Update 20/07/2020

We rely wholly on your unwanted tools and equipment donations and accept a very wide range even if they are vintage or antique. General hand tools are fantastic whether carpentry, horticultural, electrical and engineering but bigger machines such as welding and milling machines are welcome. Knitting and sewing machines and general haberdashery items are in high demand. Click the Accepted Items image below for a complete list.

Proof is in our success stories. Sammy aged 18 completed a course in Electrical Installation and was able to use the tools donated by Workaid to the Ebusiralo Polytechnic. Beatrice, a disabled mum from Zambia, trained in tailoring using our donated sewing machines and has gone on to run her own business and become a trainer herself.

Additional Accepted/Not Accepted Items – June 2020

We are in need of the following:

  • Manual sewing machines
  • Garden petrol and electrical equipment (lawnmowers, hedge trimmers etc.)

At the moment we are not accepting:

  • Electric garden strimmers

Donation Ideas

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