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Tech Takeback

26 and 27 September 2019 10.00am to 5.30pm

28 September 9am to 12noon

St Michael Paternoster Royal, College Hill, London, EC4R 2RL.

During Recycle Week 2019 (23- 29 September) The City of London Corporation Recycling Team are hosting a Tech Takeback in partnership with Sonecs, Erase my Data and Freegle… And you are invited!

In brief, a Tech Takeback is an event for residents and workers within the Square Mile can bring tech they no longer want, the data will be securely erased and the item will go off for reuse or recycling. You can only bring your own personal tech items from home, not those belonging to your workplace. Residents please bring proof of address, workers please bring proof of where you work (i.e. Work ID card)

Tech accepted:

  • PCs
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Hard drives
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Memory cards
  • USBs and USB connected devices
  • Mobile phones
  • Smart phones
  • Games consoles
  • Digital cameras
  • Sat Navs
  • Cables

Small Change Big Difference

Check back for more information soon on events being held between 14 and 19 October for food waste prevention, food waste recycling and healthy eating

Give and take days

These events are an opportunity for City residents having a clear-out, to make sure unwanted items are reused, recycled or disposed of responsibly whilst also supporting the local community.


19 October

Artizan Street Library and Community Centre, 1 Artizan Street, E1 7AF

Drop off

Between 10am-12noon

Pick up

  • City residents* 1pm-3pm
  • Non-City residents 2pm-3pm

*City residents, please bring proof of address.

You can bring

  • kitchenware and bric-a-brac
  • soft furnishings like cushions and curtains
  • clothing, shoes and accessories
  • toys and unwanted gifts
  • books, DVDs, CDs and videos
  • kettles and toasters
  • cameras, phones, printers, screens and computer monitors
  • hair dryers, hoovers, radios and CD players

You can recycle

Batteries, low energy light bulbs and printer cartridges.

We do not collect or accept

Cooking oil, car seats, helmets or any other safety equipment for reuse.

What happens to non-collected items?

Anything that isn't taken will be given to charities or posted on Freecycle where unwanted items are given away for free. Small electrical items brought along that do not work will be recycled.