General information 

Where can I recycle? – Map of recycling locations throughout the Borough.

What can I recycle with the Council – General advice from the Council on recycling collections.

West London Waste – lots of useful information on waste and recycling

Recycle now – advice on how to recycle all sorts of things and on what is/isn’t recycleable

How can I recycle?                                                                                            

Recycling boxes – click here to order recycling boxes (including food bins) from Richmond Council

Lots of things you thought you couldn’t – Kew Riverside school recycling includes loaf and sweet bags, toothbrushes, make up, ink cartridges, ring carriers

Plastic that the Council can’t take – Sainsburys Richmond and Hampton (and other large Sainsburys) now collect lots of plastics – click link for details

Textiles that can’t go to charity shops (1) – Traid will collect textiles that can’t go to charity shops including rags

Textiles that can’t go to charity shops (2) – H&M take all textiles for resale, reuse or recycling – branches in Richmond & Kingston

Clothes swapping (swishing) – Swishing – West London waste runs clothing exchanges in libraries

Jewellery, watches, old money, phones, cameras, stamps, gadgets – free recycling for charity

Bras – Charity that will take bras in good condition for Africa

Cosmetics (unused) – Charity accepting unused make up

Electrical appliances (working) – St Margarets based furniture recycling – also accepts electrical appliances

Electrical appliances (working or not) – Weecharity relieves poverty by offering a free recycling of working and non-working computers and electrical equipment

Water filter cartridges – Robert Dyas stores recycle Brita water filter cartridges in their branches in Richmond and East Sheen

Coffee pods – coffee pod recycling service

Face masks – Wilko (stores in Hounslow and Kingston) are trialling face mask recycling (check before travelling)

Plastic bags – Most supermarkets have recycling points for carrier bags.

Plastic mailing films / Plastic bags – Sainsbury’s takes mailing films as well as carrier bags in their bag recycling bins

Non-Ferrous metal –  Mortlake company buying copper, brass, lead, aluminium and other non-magnetic metals

Metal – If you can’t take scrap metal to the dump, call Mark on 07842 794953, and he will collect

Small electrical goods – Most libraries have collection points for these – follow the link for more information

Postage stamps – list of charities accepting used postage stamps.  Or link here for some more animal charities

Ink cartridges – organisation recycling used ink cartridges for charity

Lightbulbs – Robert Dyas stores recycle LEDs.

Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes – One of many things Kew Riverside school collects

Recyclable razor blade cartridges – small company offering freepost recycling service for its used razor cartridges

Food waste – click here for RSPB advice on what scaps you can safely feed to birds

Coffee pods – information on where to recycle coffee pods

Face masks – Wilko (nearest branch in Kingston) is trialling recycling of single use face masks – click link for info