Wise up to Waste – North London Give and Take Days 2017


Do you have any household items to clear out? Or, fancy picking up something (good-as) new, for free?! Then get involved in one of our 14 Give and Take Days, taking place in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and, Waltham Forest throughout January and February 2017.

Please bring along your items on the day.  Events last 3 hours. You can donate your items in the first hour and take in the last two hours for free.   The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) will also be providing a free collection for large or bulky waste items from your home prior to the event.  Find out more about this from Wise up to Waste.

Items that can be accepted on the day

Yes please: small / large furniture, small / large electrical items, white goods, books, DVDs / CDs, garden ware, kitchen ware, bric-a-brac, IT equipment, DIY items / tools, clothes / shoes / accessories and toys / games.

Please note – all items must be in good and working conditions. Soft furniture such as sofas, armchairs and mattresses will be accepted only if fire-labelled.  Electrical items will be PAT tested on the day in order to check their safety.

Items that cannot be accepted

No thanks: broken, unsafe and dirty items including sharp or pointy items (knifes, blades, tweezers and scissors), rusty tools, underwear, open toiletry items (shampoo, conditioner and perfumes), unwired electrical items, broken toys or broken, unsafe and dirty bric-a-brac – residents bringing such items will be asked to take them back with them.

List of Events

1pm – 4pm on 14 January 2017 at Trinity at Bowes Methodist Church & Centre Plus, Palmerston Road, London, N22 8RA

1.15pm – 4.15pm on 15 January 2017 at Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 Mayfield Road, London, N8 9LP

12pm – 3pm on 21 January 2017 at Highgate Library, Chester Road, London, N19 5DH

12pm – 3pm on 22 January 2017 at Barnet Multi Cultural Community Centre, Algernon Road, London, NW4 3TA

12pm – 3pm on 28 January 2017 at  Aubert Court Community Centre, Avenell Rd, London N5 1BT

12pm – 3pm on 29 January 2017 at Connaught School, Connaught Road, Leytonstone, London E11 4AB

12pm – 3pm on 04 February 2017 at Wendling TRA Hall, 117 Wellesley Road, London, NW5 4PA

12pm – 3pm on 05 February 2017
at Geffrye Community Centre, Falkirk Street, London, N1 6SD

12pm – 3pm on 11 February 2017 at St Monica’s Church – Intimate Theatre, 1 Stonard Road, Palmers Green, London, N13 4DJ

12pm – 3pm on 12 February 2017 at Haringey Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8DX

12pm – 3pm on 18 February 2017 at TBC

12pm – 3pm on 19 February 2017 at Mary’s Community Centre, St Mary’s Parish Office, Upper Street, Islington, N1 2TX

12pm – 3pm on 25 February 2017 at Milton Gardens Community Hall, Chaucer Court, Shakespeare Walk, London N16 8TA

3pm – 6pm on 26 February 2017 at St Mary’s Church, Church Hill, E17


Please find out more from Wise up to Waste website.



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