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  • What your recycling services look like
  • What you can and can’t recycle at home
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Recycling in London
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Find your local recycling bank

Enter your postcode to find your nearest recycle bank and what items you can recycle at home.

Not sure what can or can't go in your food waste caddy? As a good rule of thumb, you can put any food substance in your food waste - cooked or uncooked, mouldy or gone off, edible or inedible. Just make sure it's free from packaging and no liquids – so no milk or cooking oil. 

If food waste isn’t collected in your area, you could always try home composting, but if that’s really not your thing, for now you’ll have to throw it in your rubbish bin. Check the London Recycles site for tips on reducing how much food you chuck!
Can you believe it’s June tomorrow?! 🤯 Get a head start on planning your month with our roundup of repair events happening across London.

We’ve selected a handful of workshops happening throughout June that enable you to learn new repair skills, get your stuff back into tip-top shape and connect with others in your community.

For more information and booking details, search Eventbrite or contact the event organisers.

Happy mending! 🔨
With the sun making an appearance this bank holiday weekend, we've rounded up some top tips to ensure we all can enjoy London's green spaces sustainably. 😎

Have we missed any? Tell us in the comments 👇
⚠️ Over 1.6 billion electricals with hidden batteries were thrown away last year! That's over 3000 batteries chucked in the bin every minute.⚠️ 

A lot of people admit to binning batteries as they don’t know what to do with them. But fear not – they can be recycled! And your nearest drop-off point may be closer than you think.

All batteries should be recycled separately and never binned as they can cause fires when thrown away with our household rubbish or recycling. Find all your local battery recycling points by using @RecycleYourElectricals_ locator - see link in bio.

 #RecycleYourElectricals   #DontBinitBagit   #NeverBinHiddenBatteries
Did you know, there's loads of great stuff happening all over to help us reduce our waste and do more recycling?

We've rounded up a selection of our favourite news stories to celebrate the wins and spread some positive vibes this Friday ✨ 

Swipe through 👉
Given how easy and effective aluminium recycling is, we were surprised to find out that aluminium drinks cans are the UK's number one source of litter! @onplanetpatrol

To get more of us putting our used and empty cans in the recycling bin, we've rounded up some of our favourite aluminium facts. Check them out 👆
Treating yourself to a takeaway pizza this bank holiday weekend? 🍕

Great news! Pizza boxes are recyclable in London. Just make sure you remove any greasy parts and put those in your general waste. The clean bits of cardboard can go straight in your recycling bin.

Buon appetito! 😋
Got stuff that needs fixing? There’s loads of opportunities this May to learn new repair skills, get your stuff back into tip-top shape and connect with others in your community.

Here’s a few repair events taking place across London - please share any others not listed here in the comments below!

For more information and booking details, search Eventbrite or contact the event organisers.

Happy mending! 🔨
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Business recycling

Find information to help you improve your business recycling rate.

  • Services at a glance
  • Recycling rate calculator
  • Toolkits & resources

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