Activities to help watch your waste in Hackney

Hackney residents are being urged to be mindful of their waste from 20-28 November as part of the European Week for Waste Reduction.

Hackney produces enough rubbish to fill London Fields seven times over each year and all of this rubbish has to be disposed of, which has a huge impact on the environment. By taking a few simple steps to minimise waste, people can make a big difference to the environment and save money.

During the week, the Council and the North London Waste Authority will be hosting a number of events in and around the borough to help residents to reduce waste and make Hackney greener and cleaner.

Highlights include a demonstration by professional caterer Sarah Moore, who will produce delicious meals from left-over food. There is also a baby clothing and maternity wear swapping event, and a food waste roadshow that everyone can participate in and have fun.

Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Waste prevention is a priority for the Council and this is a fun, informative week for residents to see how their contributions can help to reuse, recycle and reduce waste in Hackney. I encourage everyone to get involved and support our commitment to create a sustainable environment and help make the borough cleaner and greener for the future.”


Cooking Demonstration, with professional caterer Sarah Moore
22 November, 10.30 - 11.30am, at the Mallinson Room, Waltham Forest College, Forest Road E17 4JB
For more information, or to register, call: 020 8356 7930; or email:

Real Nappy, Baby Clothes & Maternity Wear Swap, come along to swap, donate or simply rummage through
23 November, 10.30 - 11.30am, at Islington Ecology Centre, Gillespie Park Nature Reserve, 191 Drayton Park N5 1PH
Booking essential, please call Leo on 020 8356 7930 or email:

Love Food Hate Waste Roadshow, for delicious recipes and practical information on how to reduce food waste and save money
25 November, 2 - 4pm, at Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmiths Row E2 8QA

For more information about reducing waste in Hackney, call: 020 8356 6688; or visit: