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It’s easy to recycle while out and about 'on the go' in Islington.
There are lots of recycling sites all over Islington, including recycling litter bins along Upper Street and outside tube and train stations.
You can recycle the same things as your recycling services at home:
There are lots of ways to recycle batteries in Islington. Visit battery recycling pages to find out more.
Any household electrical or electronic equipment with a plug, that requires charging, or uses replacement batteries can be recycled. Many items can also be reused through Islington’s small electrical reuse and repair centre, Bright Sparks.
Visit the recycling electricals page for more information.
There are lots of textile clothing and shoe recycling sites across the borough. You can also donate to shops and charities.
If you receive a plastic collection bag from a textile charity, that offers to collect from your property, please check that the charity is genuine, as many are not.
Visit recycling clothes and textiles for more information on textile recycling sites in Islington.
Plastic bags can be recycled through your recycling services at home.
Several supermarkets in Islington also have plastic bag recycling points, including:
Many home delivery services will also take plastic bags back for recycling.
Due to the small amount of mercury contained within them, low energy light bulbs should not be put in your household rubbish bin or in your recycling container.
View a list of local sites in and around Islington that recycle low energy light bulbs
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