We are encouraging our members and other landlords to donate unwanted items to good causes through a new smartphone app Gone for Good.
The app matches businesses and individuals with charities in their postcode who actively want to receive particular items and will collect them for free.
The app is especially useful for landlords who regularly have to clear out goods left by tenants, or have goods and furniture to donate when they refurbish properties. It also enables users to give away their unwanted belongings to charity from the comfort of their own homes.
Gone for Good aims to re-channel 6% of clothing and other items which currently end up in landfill. If it can achieve this goal, charity shop income will double, helping important causes.
Andrew Goodacre, our Chief Executive said the following on this campaign:
“We are delighted to be supporting this innovative and important social enterprise.”
“Gone for Good is quick and easy to use and its values fit squarely with our own. We know that our members like to act responsibly in terms of disposing of unwanted items in their properties. The app helps them to do so, reducing waste whilst at the same time supporting charities and local communities as well.”
While, Gone for Good managing director, Mark Charnock added:
“Gone for Good underpins the work that RLA does is doing to encourage a well-managed and professional residential rental market. The app helps landlords manage their properties more easily and saves them money, whilst helping good causes. It’s a win-win for everybody concerned.”
The app is available on the App Store and Google Play for iPhone and Android smart phones and via www.goneforgood.org.uk