Hackney Recycling News

Six new water fountains at leisure centres and libraries in Hackney

Six new water fountains have been installed at leisure centres and libraries in Hackney, as part of the Council’s commitment to an additional 26 across the borough by 2022.

The new fountains will reduce single-use plastics, encourage re-use and increase resilience to rising temperatures from man-made climate change.

Mayor Philip Glanville and Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm, Cllr Jon Burke, opened one of the new fountains at London Fields Lido this week, with new fountains now also installed at Clapton Library, Homerton Library, Shoreditch Library, Clissold Leisure Centre and Hackney Marshes Centre.

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Swish and style

Swish and style – today!

Swap up to 15 items of clothing at the first Swish and Style event of the year at the Round Chapel in Clapton today, 3-6pm. There’ll also be a free natural dyeing workshop for you to try out.


Fox proof bins

New fox proof food waste bins

Given up on food recycling because of foxes?

While our existing food caddies are lockable, we’re trialling new ones that are even more fox-proof. Get in touch if you want to try one out by emailing


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Toy gift appeal

Donate your pre-loved toys and electrical items

Do you have toys and electrical items you don’t need after the festive period?

We’re running our Toy Gift appeal and Zero Waste Hub to make sure the items you don’t need can go to a new home.

Our Toy Gift Appeal gifts unwanted toys to children in the borough through charitable organisations.

You can donate your pre-loved toys until Wednesday 23 January.

Toy Gift Appeal

We’ll also be hosting a Zero Waste Hub, our re-use and repair popup, on 26 January, where you can donate items you don’t need, take items you do and repair electrical items, textiles and bicycles for free.

We’re running the event in partnership with Forest Recycling Project, Hackney Fixers, TRAID and Dr Bike.

Come to the Redmond Community Centre, N4 2HF, at 11am-3pm on Saturday 26 January.

Zero Waste Hub

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