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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.


13 July

St Giles' Cripplegate church, Fore Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DA

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.