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Community reuse and recycle schemes

Find out what community schemes are available to help you to reuse and recycling your waste.

Richmond Freegle

Richmond Freegle is run by volunteers and enables local residents to exchange unwanted items free of charge. You can search or browse for free items currently available in you area.

Richmond Furniture Scheme

The Richmond Furniture Scheme is a charitable organisation which collects donated furniture and household items in good condition from in and around the borough. The project supplies furniture at low cost to people who could not otherwise afford it.

TRAID clothes recycling

We have partnered with TRAID to collect unwanted electrical waste, clothes and shoes from your home. You can book a collection online or by calling 020 8733 2595 and a driver will come and pick up directly from you.


RePaint is one of the initiatives run from the Townmead Road Reuse and Recycling Centre. Rather than throwing paint away as rubbish, we collect unwanted but usable paint donated by residents for redistribution to community groups and people in receipt of benefits.

Donating paint

Have you got paint you no longer need? You can leave it with us at Townmead Road.

We need usable paint like We cannot take
Emulsion Paint stripper
Gloss Thinners
Eggshell Brush cleaners
Undercoat Varnishes
Primer Car paint
Masonry paint Aerosols
Exterior paint Paint over 10 years old or not in its original container

How to apply for paint

Paint is available free of charge to community groups, charities and voluntary organisations for use related to their activities. Paint is also available to people who are referred by our Community Services or other local support organisations. you can collect paint from Townmead Road from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 3pm.

Telephone: 020 8876 3281
Email (please put RePaint in the subject heading)

Reusable nappies

Did you know?

  • That modern reusable nappies are very similar to disposables and as convenient to use.
  • There is no need to use pins as they have 'velcro', poppers or ties to keep them in place.
  • Modern cotton reusable nappies may be healthier for your baby and can save you a substantial amount of money.
  • A wide variety of cloth nappies are now available with cute, colourful designs.

Disposable nappies are responsible for up to 4% of waste landfilled by the borough. This waste is expensive to dispose of and increases landfill, which contributes significantly to global warming.

Find out more about reusable nappies at Real Nappies for London.

Some local suppliers*
Name Address Telephone Website/email Service
Mothercare Unit A1, Kew Retail Park, Mortlake Road, Kew, TW9 4AD 020 8878 3758 Nappy supplier
Nappy Ever After Order online or by phone 020 7383 5115 Nappy supplier
Number 1 for Nappies Order online or by phone 07951 687730 Nappy laundry
Twinkle Twinkle Order online or by phone 0118 969 5550 Nappy supplier

* IMPORTANT - This is not an exhaustive list of suppliers nor does the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames endorse any particular supplier. You may purchase reusable nappies from any supplier you find or choose.

Junk mail

We offer simple steps to help reduce the amount of unwanted mail that comes through your door.

West London Waste Authority

Visit West London Waste Authority website to learn more about how to reduce waste and take action locally.

Updated: 10 March 2023

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