Recycling clothes, batteries and electrical items

Clothes recycling banks

Textile bank

Clothes (textile) banks will recycle all clothing and textiles in any condition.

You can also drop off good-quality shoes (resalable condition). Please tie the laces together to keep them in pairs.

The clothing will be collected by LMB (external link) and hand-sorted to separate the good quality clothing which is then reused. Poor quality textiles are shredded to make cloths.

StreetPostcodeLocation (using Google maps - external links)

Clothes bank locations in Haringey

Muswell Hill RoadN6Alongside Highgate Woods, roughly opposite Queens Wood
Park RoadN8Junction with Cranley Gardens
Reuse and Recycling CentreN22Western Road
Tottenham High RoadN15Opposite South Tottenham station
Tottenham High RoadN17Outside the Islamic Community Milli Gorus building - near the junction with Somerset Road N17

Charity shops and collections

Most charity shops will be happy to take unwanted clothing that is in good condition. You may also get clothes recycling bags through your letterbox - from local businesses.

These businesses will collect bags of clothes from your doorstep and take them away for reuse.

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Household battery recycling

Why recycle?


Batteries are made from important resources and chemicals including lead, cadmium, zinc and mercury. Each battery put in the recycling box will be taken apart and many of the materials will be recovered to make new batteries or something else.

Haringey libraries

You can take your small household batteries to Haringey’s libraries where they will be recycled by European Recycling Platform (external link). Just look out for the red boxes or ask reception.

All types of portable batteries - disposable and rechargeable - can be recycled, including AAA and AA cells, sizes C and D, and button batteries (those used in watches or hearing aids).

Lithium batteries

Important: Lithium batteries are not accepted in the library battery recycling boxes - examples of these are laptop batteries, mobile phone batteries and some rechargeable batteries.

Lithium batteries should be taken to your nearest recycling centre - eg Western Road Recycling Centre.

Library locations:

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WEEE banks - for waste electrical and electronic equipment

Electrical items are things that need batteries or a plug to work.

If you want to get rid of something electrical there are a number of places in Haringey where you can take them to be recycled:

For more options - see the NLWA Electrical and electronic items page (external link)

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Page last updated:

November 23, 2022

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