Recycling and rubbish

Textiles and clothes

Find your nearest textile recycling point.

You can recycle your unwanted clothes, textiles and shoes at the recycling points listed below.

Where there isn’t a separate shoe bank, you can put your shoes in a bag next to the textile recycling bin.

Please don’t put duvets or pillows in the textile recycling bins as they are too big and block up the containers. Unfortunately, these are not easily recyclable and can be disposed of as rubbish.


  • Cromartie Road, New Orleans Estate

  • Hilldrop Crescent (near junction with Hilldrop Road)

  • Mount View Road (junction with Crouch Hill)

  • Pentonville Road (outside Dinwiddy House)

  • St John’s Grove at Pemberton Gardens (adjacent to John King Court Estate)

  • St John's Way (adjacent to Caxton House)

  • Sunnyside Road (junction with Hazellville Road)

  • Sussex Way (junction with Courtauld Road

  • Vorley Road (opposite the bus station)


  • Barnsbury Park (junction with Liverpool Road)

  • Caledonian Road (junction with Cottage Road)

  • Caledonian Road (near Wynford Road) 

  • Liverpool Road (junction with Barford Street)

  • Reuse and Recycling Centre


  • Collins Road (near junction of Highbury New Park)

  • Highbury New Park (outside Spring Gardens)

  • Highbury New Park (opposite Catherell Road)

  • Highbury Pool (outside Highbury Place)

  • Hornsey Road (outside Andover Medical Centre)

  • Hornsey Road (outside Sobell Leisure Centre)

  • Kingsdown Road (outside St Paul's Court)

  • Matthias Road 

  • Mildmay Street (Haliday House)

  • Newington Green (east side)

  • Quill Street playing area, Quill Street

  • Woodbridge Close (Andover Estate)


  • Bath Street/Galway Street

  • Central Street (opposite 49-51) 

  • Clephane Road (near junction with St Paul's Road)

  • Clifton Road/Nightingale Road

  • Cumming Street (the junction with Collier Street)

  • Goswell Road/Compton Street

  • Old Street (rear of Vibast Centre, Redbrick Estate)

  • Rosebery Avenue (junction with Hardwick Street)

  • Rosebery Avenue (opposite Sadler's Wells Theatre)

  • Rotherfield Street (junction with Ecclesbourne Road)

  • Rotherfield Street (junction with Essex Road)

  • St John Street (corner junction with Wyclif Street)

  • St John Street (junction with Percival Street, outside the library)

What happens to the clothes and textiles?

Some textiles and shoes are reused while others are re-manufactured either within the UK or across the globe.

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