Not all items can go in your bins but there are other ways to get rid of them.
You can take them to the Re-use and Recycling Centre, charity shops, donation banks or by using a collection service.
Recycle textiles like clothes
You can take clothes, textiles and shoes to clothes and textile banks.
Take items to our Re-use and Recycling Centre
You can go to the Reuse and Recycling Centre to get rid of items that cannot go in your bins like:
- building materials
- paint or chemicals
- carpet and furniture
- electrical items and household batteries
You can also take small electrical items to bring sites.
See the full list of what you can and cannot take to the Re-use and Recycling Centre
Recycle items at a bring site
We have three places you can bring mixed dry recycling, small electrical items, clothes and shoes.
We have our Re-use and Recycling Centre in Thamesmead.
Find and visit the Re-use and Recycling Centre
We then have two bring sites:
- Clara Place in Woolwich
- Orangery Lane in Eltham
There are also local banks you can take clothes and shoes. These are:
- Avery Hill Shops/Bexley Road, Eltham
- Cherry Orchard Estate, Charlton
- McLeod Road Shops Abbey Wood
- Eynsham Drive Shops, Abbey Wood
- Nightingale Vale Community Centre, Woolwich Common
Get rid of large items
You can take large items like fridges and furniture to the waste and recycling centre.
If you cannot do this you can book a bulky waste collection.
Donate reusable items
You can donate items that are good quality and can be reused to places like charity shops or donation services.
Donate bikes at the recycling centre
Bikes taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre are cleaned, repaired and sold on at RePurpose.
Donate items at the recycling centre
You can take items that can be reused to the reuse shop at the Re-use and Recycling Centre.
Before you donate an item, contact RePurpose, the reuse shop, for advice on what you can donate.
Volunteers will clean and fix items you bring which we’ll then sell them at the reuse shop or at a charity shop.