Ikea are starting a new recycling scheme – they want to buy back your old furniture

Yep, that old Billy bookcase, your ancient Lack coffee table and the Malm bed you have had since college, Ikea want it all back

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As if Ikea couldn't get any better. They are now taking their efforts to become more sustainable with their new 'Buy Back' scheme. Essentially, Ikea wants to buy any of your old Ikea pieces so they can go to a happy new home rather than end up in landfill. The new programme is set to launch on 27th November (Black Friday who?) in stores across the UK.

So how will it all work and have much can you make from your old Ikea furniture? Keep scrolling to find out more, and while you patiently wait for one of these new Ikea stores to come to your country, check out our Ikea hacks feature (perfect for upcycling those pieces you just can't let go of). 

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How this new Ikea Buy Back scheme will work is you will receive Ikea vouchers, with the amount depending on the quality and type of furniture you are selling. Well used pieces will get voucher for 30 per cent of their original price, and 'new' pieces can be exchanged for voucher of up to half the price they were first bought for. 

The items will then be put on sale in stores (like the Bargain Corner but even bigger and better) for a reduced price and anything that can't be sold Ikea will recycle. What's not to love here? You can basically trade in your old furniture for new pieces! So good for the planet and good for your bank balance. Win win. 

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Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.