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Recycling events

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Dates for 2019 coming soon

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.

Next events

12 January 2019 St Giles' Cripplegate church, Fore Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DA

9 March 2019 'Green Box' (Portsoken Health and Community Centre), Mansell Street Estate, Mansell Street

1 June 2019 Golden Lane Community Centre, Fann Street, London EC1Y 0RN

13 July 2019 St Giles' Cripplegate church, Fore Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DA

Drop off items between 10am-12noon

Pick up items 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. Unfortunately, we are unable to collect cooking oil.

We can no longer accept 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.

06 October 2016
Last Modified:
03 January 2019