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 – Traid will collect textiles that can’t go to charity shops including rags
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
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.
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