Give or Take and recycle in Hackney

Clearing out your cupboards? Why not make your unwanted items a free treat for someone and bring it along to Hackney Council’s next Give or Take Day recycling event on Saturday 11 June, 11am - 2pm, at St Monica’s RC Primary School?

Organised by the Council’s Recycling Team, you can come along and give something you don’t want between 11am and 12pm, then give and take at the same time from 12 to 2pm.

Previous events have been a big success, with residents giving away household items such as toys, clothes, books, tools, kitchenware - even bikes and furniture.

What might seem like a pile of unused bits and bobs could be the perfect addition to another person’s home. It’s an ideal opportunity to say goodbye to those unwanted items lurking in the back of the cupboard.

Big items such as fridges and washing machines are not accepted, and all smaller electrical items will be safety tested at the event.

Everything is free; no money is exchanged; and you don’t have to give something to take something.

Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Our give or take days really do help to divert materials from entering the waste stream. They are a fun way for residents to see what can be recycled and reused, and how they can help to reduce waste in Hackney.”

To find out more about the event and recycling in Hackney call: 020 8356 6688; or visit:

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