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You can recycle:

  • Mixed containers (glass, cans, plastic bottles etc.)
  • Mixed paper, flattened card/cardboard and cartons (for example, TetraPaks)
  • Textiles and shoes

Use our recycling sites map to find a site near you.

Using the sites

If you are visiting a recycling site please follow these rules:

  • Don’t bring commercial waste – this can be taken to Townmead Road instead.
  • Don’t leave litter behind – everything you bring must go into a container, be taken to Townmead Road or taken back to your home.
  • Don’t leave bulky items of waste – this will be considered fly tipping which is illegal.
  • Don’t leave food waste – if you are a resident your food waste will be collected as part of your normal weekly collection.

Adopt a recycling site scheme

Some recycling sites have been adopted by community groups in the area. In return for helping to manage these sites, we offer a generous quarterly payment.

If you are a member of a group who would like to get involved, please phone 020 8891 1411 or email wasteandrecycling@richmond.gov.uk.

Local tips

Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre

Over 27 materials can be re-used and recycled at the Townmead Road Centre in Kew, including more unusual items such as fridges and freezers, ink and toner cartridges, mobile phones, paint, garden waste and plastic bottles.

Neighbouring recycling centres

Space Waye in Feltham is part of the West London Waste Authority and you can continue to use their site.

Updated: 19 July 2021

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