Public recycling banks

Find banks and discover what you can and can't recycle.

Last updated: 4 September 2023

Next review: 4 September 2024

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 Army


ASDA, 1 Marshall Road, Leyton, E10 5NH

Kirkdale Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HP

ASDA- Tickled Pink, 1 Marshall Road, Leyton, E10 5NH

Linford Road Car Park, Stocksfield Road, E17 3LR

 The Scouts Association, Gilwell Park,London,E4 7QW

Stanley Road car park Stanley Road, E10 7EQ

Tesco Stores Ltd, 825 High Road, Leyton, E10 7AA

Brandon Road Car Park, Brandon Road, E17 3TJ

Co-operative Store (Man Grp), 1 Station Road, Chingford, E4 7BJ

Outside Chingford Mount Shoppers Car Park, Hall Lane Car Park, Hall Lane, E4 8HH

Attlee Terrace, Attlee Terrace Estate, E17 3EG

Junction Hainault Road / High Road Leyton opposite King Edward Road, E10 6RT

Fernmill Court, E17 4AJ

Junction of Higham Street and Higham Hill Road, E17 6EA

Hartwell Drive - off Aldriche Way, E4 9LT

Snowberry Close, London E15 2AH

70 - 84 Alriche Way, E4 9LT

Mulberry 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 7PD

High Street Car Park Mission Grove, E17 7DE

Sherwood Close, Priory Court Estate, E17 5YE

Outside Thomas Gamuel Primary School, Colchester Road, E17 8NX

Essex Close, Essex Place Estate, E17 6JS

Courtney Mews / Courtney Place, E17 7PP

Vine Street, Brantwood Close Estate, E17 3DY

Outside Rosewood Court, Snowberry Close, Avenue Road Estate, E11 4HT

Avon Road, Avonfield Court Estate, E17 3RD

Hatch Lane, Hatch Lane Shops, E4 6NE

Lynmouth Road, E17 8AF

Falmouth Avenue, Sheldon House, E4 9PZ

High Street Car Park, Mission Grove, E17 7DE

Cherrydown Avenue, Vintage Mews, E4 8DP

St Nicholas Court, 121 Aldriche Way Highams Park, Chingford, E4 9LX

Hall Road, Waltham Forest Resource Centre, E15 2BJ

Wood Street near junction with Chestnut Avenue North, E17 3NA

Hall Road, Blackthorne Court, E15 2DL

76 Peel Close, Chingford, E4 6XU

Hall Road, Macberry Court C, E15 2BJ

Station Road, Chingford, E4 6AG

Forest Road, Adjacent to Tesco Express, E17 6JR

23 Church Hill, Walthamstow, E17 3BD

Amber Avenue, McEntee Avenue, E17 5PA

Outside 9-12/19-25 Tenby Court Tenby Road, E17 7AT

Lena Kennedy Close, Sparrow Court, E4 9XB

Winchester Road near Evanston Avenue, E4 9JP

Selborne Road, E17 7LS

Eatons Mead, Chingford, E4 8AH

Outside Burrell Tower, Albany Rd off Lea Bridge Rd, E10 7EL

Outside Hatch Pharmacy, 30 Hatch Lane, Chingford, E4 6LP

Campion Road / Aster Court, Beaumont Road Estate, E10 5BJ

Eatons Mead, Outside 14 Valley Side, Chingford, E4 8AJ

Lake Road / Beaumont Road, Beaumont Road Estate, E10 5BJ

Highams Park, Larkshall Road, Highams Park, E4 9HH

Corner of Gosport Road and Falmouth Way, E17 7NZ

628 High Road Leytonstone, E11 3DA (outside Pure Gym)

Beechwood Drive, Drive Estate, IG8 9QY

Hatch Lane, E4 6LP

(In the car park) 131-181 Chingford Lane, Payzes Gardens, IG8 9QT

Lea 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
E4 9LX

Vine Street and The Drive
Junction of Vine Street and The Drive
E17 3GF

Sherwood Close

Priory Court Estate


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 Clearabee 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.