everything you need to know about reusable nappies
interactive activities about food waste and compost, including feely boxes with items inside to guess by touching, observing our worms live and making a paper pot and planting a seed in it to take away
Food and drinks
Grab some coffee and hot drinks. Coffee and hot drinks are free if you bring your own mug.
There will also be a free fruit giveaway and discounted sweet and savoury pastries.
Services to help you reuse, share or trade items
Help us move to a circular economy by reusing, sharing or trading items you no longer want or need. These acts of reuse help our community and reduce waste.
Below is a list of services where items such as furniture, small appliances and other household items can be reused:
Ferris is the Zero Waste App for giving and getting once-loved items for free. You can declutter your home, save great stuff from disposal and pick up items from your neighbour for free. Ferris is available on the App Store and Google Play Store.
TipTapp is a company that helps you move items in and out of your home, get rid of things and get giveaways delivered to your doorstep. Tiptapp is also available on the App Store and Google Play Store.
Reuse swapping sites such as Freecycle or Freegle allows you to give items away and also seek unwanted goods in your local area.
LoveJunk is a waste removal marketplace which helps you to find the cheapest collector for bulky waste. You can also get preloved items like furniture, appliances, mattresses and building materials for free.
OLIO is an app which allows you to give away food and other household items to your neighbours, all for free. Olio is also available on the App Store and Google Play Store.
Mindful Shopper is your guide to living with less waste. This guide will help you make planet-friendly decisions about what to buy, who to buy it from, and whether you actually need to buy it at all.
Dalston library of things
Dalston Library of Things is a social enterprise that helps people save money and reduce waste by affordably renting out useful items like drills, sound systems and sewing machines from local spaces – and by helping neighbours share practical skills.
Clothes and textiles in good condition will be donated and sold for re-use in charity shops.
Items that aren’t suitable for donations can be recycled and made into new items, such as padding for chairs and car seats or industrial blankets.
This means your unloved clothes will have a second chance in a new home.
Book a free collection of unwanted clothes direct from your door
Our partner charity, TRAID, offers a free home collection service for unwanted clothes. You might choose this option if you’ve recently had a clear out or have a large number of unwanted clothes to donate. Your home collection will be scheduled for a time to suit you.
Rolling drop and swap – you will be able to drop and swap all day, so from 11am to 3.30pm you can drop and swap your items.
Once you give us your clothes we will categorise them and give you tokens in return.
Browse the rails and use your token currency to exchange for new preloved items.
You can only swap if you have dropped items during the drop period.
Anything you once valued or will be valued by someone else. If you’d give it to a friend, you can bring it?
women’s, men’s, and children’s clothes, accessories, and footwear
clean and good quality
free of faults or minor repairs
no underwear or swimwear
we can refuse any items
Do not bring more than 5 items.
Items are assessed and categorised based on recommended retail price (RRP) and condition. This will dictate how many tokens you can swap:
1 x token – preloved under £50 RRP
2 x token – preloved over £50 RRP and in great condition
Alterations at clothes swap shops
The Seam or The Reclaimery will be on site all day to help with alterations and there’ll be clothes repairs and customisations sessions.
Fashion rental sign-up station
Learn more about the sharing economy, how you can make money from what you already have, and how to reduce your impact on the planet. Join Loanhood for one-to-one guidance.
Eat more sustainably
We’re proud to be part of Eat Like a Londoner, a first of its kind food platform for Londoners. It pulls together the very best recipes, hacks, tips and tricks to deliver a weekly dose of inspiration that will help you save money, eat better and help the planet.
With over 90 Refill stations in Hackney, refilling your water bottle for free has never been easier. Simply download the app, find your local Refill station and get fresh drinking water on the go. Save money, stay hydrated and prevent plastic pollution at the source by using the free Refill app, or look for the Refill droplet in shop windows.
We’ve teamed up with Plastic Free Hackney to run sessions targeting residents on a low income to help them ditch single-use plastic products and make their own low-cost and plastic free cleaning and toiletries products.
Contact us if your shop accepts refills and you’d like to be listed on our map.
Composting and water butts
We’ve teamed up with GetComposting to offer discounted home compost bins.
Composting is a natural process that transforms waste from your kitchen and garden into a nutrient-rich food product for your garden. It’s easy and inexpensive and compost can be used in gardens and green spaces to improves soil’s condition.