Helping residents to recycle more 

You can recycle unwanted textiles or unwanted small electrical items by visiting 1 of our public recycling banks.

If you have 2 wheeled bins, you can place bags of clothes and shoes, bags of small electrical items on top of your 2 wheeled bin on the scheduled bin collection day for collection. Please do not use black bags when doing this as they will not be collected. 

For more information on the additional item collection service and to see what other items we collect please visit Helping residents to recycle more.

Textiles and small electrical items

If you have any unwanted clothes, shoes or other textiles please take them to green Traid or Salvation Army banks located around Waltham Forest. Drop off textiles in any condition and they will be separated into good quality items to be passed on, or damaged items which will be recycled.

You can deposit electrical items at one of the grey small electrical recycling banks located around the borough. ERP (European Recycling Platform) will recycle all electrical appliances less than 52cm x 51cm in size from the banks, for example kettles, laptops, phones, irons, hair dryers or toasters.

Report a problem

If you see fly-tipping, graffiti or any other anti-social behaviour happening at these banks please report these issues immediately.

Textiles recycling banks

All items must be placed inside the banks.

Salvation ArmyTraid
ASDA, 1 Marshall Road, Leyton, E10 5NHKirkdale Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HP
ASDA- Tickled Pink, 1 Marshall Road, Leyton, E10 5NHLinford Road Car Park, Stocksfield Road, E17 3LR
 The Scouts Association, Gilwell Park,London,E4 7QWStanley Road car park Stanley Road, E10 7EQ
Tesco Stores Ltd, 825 High Road, Leyton, E10 7AABrandon Road Car Park, Brandon Road, E17 3TJ
Co-operative Store (Man Grp), 1 Station Road, Chingford, E4 7BJOutside Chingford Mount Shoppers Car Park, Hall Lane Car Park, Hall Lane, E4 8HH
Attlee Terrace, Attlee Terrace Estate, E17 3EGJunction Hainault Road / High Road Leyton opposite King Edward Road, E10 6RT
Fernmill Court, E17 4AJJunction of Higham Street and Higham Hill Road, E17 6EA
Hartwell Drive - off Aldriche Way, E4 9LTSnowberry Close, London E15 2AH
70 - 84 Alriche Way, E4 9LTMulberry Court Langthorne Road opposite Union Close, Leytonstone, E11 4HW
Broadoak Close, E4 9AX(Next to bus stop next to Post Office) Church Hill Road, E17 3RY
Brookfield Avenue / Shernhall Street, Brookfield Avenue Estate, E17 7PDHigh Street Car Park Mission Grove, E17 7DE
Sherwood Close, Priory Court Estate, E17 5YEOutside Thomas Gamuel Primary School, Colchester Road, E17 8NX
Essex Close, Essex Place Estate, E17 6JSCourtney Mews / Courtney Place, E17 7PP
Vine Street, Brantwood Close Estate, E17 3DYOutside Rosewood Court, Snowberry Close, Avenue Road Estate, E11 4HT
Avon Road, Avonfield Court Estate, E17 3RD 
Hatch Lane, Hatch Lane Shops, E4 6NELynmouth Road, E17 8AF
Falmouth Avenue, Sheldon House, E4 9PZHigh Street Car Park, Mission Grove, E17 7DE
Cherrydown Avenue, Vintage Mews, E4 8DPSt Nicholas Court, 121 Aldriche Way Highams Park, Chingford, E4 9LX
Hall Road, Waltham Forest Resource Centre, E15 2BJWood Street near junction with Chestnut Avenue North, E17 3NA
Hall Road, Blackthorne Court, E15 2DL76 Peel Close, Chingford, E4 6XU
Hall Road, Macberry Court C, E15 2BJStation Road, Chingford, E4 6AG
Forest Road, Adjacent to Tesco Express, E17 6JR23 Church Hill, Walthamstow, E17 3BD
Amber Avenue, McEntee Avenue, E17 5PAOutside 9-12/19-25 Tenby Court Tenby Road, E17 7AT
Lena Kennedy Close, Sparrow Court, E4 9XBWinchester Road near Evanston Avenue, E4 9JP
Selborne Road, E17 7LSEatons Mead, Chingford, E4 8AH
Outside Burrell Tower, Albany Rd off Lea Bridge Rd, E10 7ELOutside Hatch Pharmacy, 30 Hatch Lane, Chingford, E4 6LP
Campion Road / Aster Court, Beaumont Road Estate, E10 5BJEatons Mead, Outside 14 Valley Side, Chingford, E4 8AJ
Lake Road / Beaumont Road, Beaumont Road Estate, E10 5BJHighams Park, Larkshall Road, Highams Park, E4 9HH
Corner of Gosport Road and Falmouth Way, E17 7NZ628 High Road Leytonstone, E11 3DA (outside Pure Gym)
Beechwood Drive, Drive Estate, IG8 9QYHatch Lane, E4 6LP
(In the car park) 131-181 Chingford Lane, Payzes Gardens, IG8 9QTLea Bridge Library, 382 Lea Bridge Road Leyton E10 7HU
Outside Chestnuts Lodge, Montalt Road, Elm Lodge, IG8 9RT 
London Energy, Kings Road Recycling Centre, Chingford, E4 7HR 
London Energy, South Access Road Recycling Centre, Walthamstow, E17 8AX 
Car Park, Church Lane, Leytonstone, E11 1HG 
Corner of Hempstead Road & Nagle Close, Walthamstow, E17 3RW 
Ashford Close, (near school entrance), Walthamstow, E17 7PD 
44-84 Acacia Road/Cobden Road,  Waltham Forest, E11 3PE 
Back of Mulberry Court, Hall Road, Waltham Forest, E15 2DL 
Bisterne Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 3QS 

Small electrical items

All items must be placed inside the electrical items banksSmall electrical items (less than 52cm x 51cm in size) can be recycled at the following recycling banks:

Aldriche Way
Chingford
E4 9LX
Vine Street and The Drive
Junction of Vine Street and The Drive
Walthamstow
E17 3GF

Sherwood Close

Priory Court Estate

Walthamstow

E17 5YE

Brandon Road Car park,
Brandon Road
E17 3TJ

Fred Wigg and John Walsh Tower,

Montague Road,

E11 3EP

 

Large electrical items

Large items such as TVs, monitors, washing machines and fridges mustn’t be left next to the banks. As all large electrical items can be either reused or recycled, the Council will no longer be collecting these items for disposal. You can book a collection with Service Store for a paid collection service of large electrical items or you can book a free collection of large electrical items with NLWA or you can book a visit to one of the three reuse and recycling centres in the borough.

Recycling batteries

There are battery recycling bins in all Waltham Forest libraries and at reuse and recycling centres.

All household batteries are accepted, including old laptop batteries and other types of portable batteries.

You can exchange car batteries with your retailer when you buy a new battery, or take it to a reuse and recycling centres.

Dual Street Street Litter bins

We provide dual street litter bins - one side is for recycling and one is for rubbish. They are conveniently located outside stations, by bus stops and on our busy streets in Waltham Forest.

Make sure you only place the following items materials in the recycling compartment of the bin.