Recycling clothes, batteries and electrical items
- Clothes recycling banks
- Household battery recycling
- WEEE banks (waste electrical and electronic equipment)
Clothes recycling banks
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.
|Street||Postcode||Location (using Google maps - external links)|
|Muswell Hill Road||N6||Alongside Highgate Woods, roughly opposite Queens Wood|
|Park Road||N8||Junction with Cranley Gardens|
|Reuse and Recycling Centre||N22||Western Road|
|Tottenham High Road||N15||Opposite South Tottenham station|
|Tottenham High Road||N17||Outside 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.
Household battery recycling
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.
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).
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.
- Wood Green Library
- Alexandra Park Library - currently closed for refurbishment
- Coombes Croft Library
- Highgate Library
- Hornsey Library
- Marcus Garvey Library
- Muswell Hill Library
- St Ann’s Library
- Stroud Green and Harringay Library
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:
- Western Road Recycling Centre (large and small electricals)
- One of Haringey’s WEEE banks for small items such as toasters, irons and lamps (external link)
- Take back to a local electrical retail outlet - Recycle Your Electricals website (external link)
For more options - see the NLWA Electrical and electronic items page (external link)
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