Mini recycling centres

A mini recycling centre consists of multiple banks allowing you to recycle a number of different items. 

Map of Mini Recycling Centres [PDF] (file size 1.09 MB)

Types of banks at mini recycling centres

Mixed recycling

Mixed recycling means the recycling bank(s) accept paper and card, glass bottles and jars, tins and cans, empty aerosols, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, and food and drink cartons. Please do not recycle any other items, especially food or garden waste, in these banks. 

Clothes banks

Clothes banks accept all unwanted clothes, textiles and old rags. Some clothes banks will also accept shoes. Clothes banks are clearly marked if you can deposit clothes and shoes. 

Shoe banks

Shoe banks are for the collections of unwanted shoes. Pairs of shoes should always be tied together before being placed in the bank. Some shoe banks will also accept clothes. Shoe banks are clearly marked if you can deposit shoes and clothes. 

Light bulb and battery recycling

Currently there is only one bank available for recycling light bulbs and batteries and this can be found at Sainsbury's, Ladbroke Grove. Please see our battery recycling page and light bulb recycling page for more details on where you can recycle these items.   

Book banks

Residents can put unwanted paperback books in their recycling bag(s) or recycling banks. Unwanted hardback and paperback books can be dropped off at book banks at Western Riverside Reuse and Recycling Centre, Smugglers Way, Wandsworth, London SW18 1JS.

WEEE banks 

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. You can deposit small electrical items such as mobile phones, kettles and toasters into these banks, but not larger items such as big televisions, fridges or freezers.

The following mini recycling centres have WEEE banks:

  • Pelham Street (junction with Thurloe Square) SW7

  • Holland Park car park, (Abbotsbury Road entrance) W14

  • King’s Road (outside Co-Op) SW10  

  • Fulham Road (junction with Hortensia Road) SW10 

Larger items

Larger items can be donated via Freecycle or Computeraid, or if you buy any new items check whether the store you purchased them from will take away the old ones.

They can also be taken directly to Western Riverside, Wandsworth or you can book too big for the bin (chargeable or free if you’re on benefits) and where possible your items will be re-used.

Mini recycling centres in the borough

Important notice: The Cremorne Wharf Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre, and Silchester Road mini recycling centre have closed to the public permanently. We are sorry for any inconvenience. There are alternative sites for rubbish and recycling materials at:

Map of Recycling Centre Elkstone Road, W10 [PDF] (file size 578.09 KB)