Passing on Surplus Building Materials


Leftover materials? Save on expensive skip costs by passing those materials on!

To add an item to Recipro, you first need to be registered or logged in.  Once you’re logged in, simply click ‘Pass on’ on the top menu, fill in the details of your available building materials and then click ‘Add item’
You can edit, update or delist your posting whenever you need by selecting ‘My items’ in ‘my account’. 
People who are interested in your items will contact you via the website, you will get a message on your account page, and also be emailed straight to your inbox!

What can be reused?     

Recipro can be used to pass on and find all kinds of surplus building materials, as well as furniture and other useful items!  As a rule, hazardous or damaged items are not permitted and will be removed.  We would advise that electrical items are not posted for safety reasons.

Materials must be:

  • Clean and uncontaminated
  • ​Fit for use as originally intended
  • Not damaged
  • Not hazardous (paints, mastics and silicones etc. can be accepted if unopened and sealed, lighting and electrical goods can only be accepted when brand new and unused and still in the original packaging)


Materials which cannot be reused through Recipro are:

  • Second hand electrical items
  • Asbestos
  • Soil and derivatives
  • ​Demolition materials such as crushed / processed aggregates other than those materials salvaged as part of a pre demolition survey / salvage operation