Barbican Give and Take Day at St Giles – 17th May

The City of London Recycling Team are hosting another Give and Take Day!

The popular community event will be held on Saturday 17th May in St Giles Cripplegate Church, Fore Street between 10am – 3pm.

St Giles Cripplegate

St Giles Cripplegate

A Give and Take Day is a chance for you to give away items you no longer need, and take items that you do, all for free! It is also a great way to support your local community, help the environment and save some money too.

At previous Barbican Give and Take Day’s we have received thousands of donations – everything from a piano to a chaise long were donated, in addition to hundreds of children’s toys, cd’s, clothes, suitcases, rare books, home furnishings, computers and even a set of skis to name but a few! Donations will be accepted if they are in a good, reusable condition – afterall, one person’s ‘rubbish’ is another person’s treasure.

We are also able to accept electrical items e.g. kettles, computers, lamps etc.

Please come along to the church between (Give) 10am – 12 midday with the items you wish to donate and return between 1pm – 3pm to take donated items – you never know what you might find so please do come along!

On Saturday 17th May, we will also be offering Barbican residents the chance to receive a free bulky collection on this day only, to enable residents to donate big/heavy/awkward items (e.g. furniture) to the event, for free. This service is available on a first come, first served basis, so please call the City of London Contact Centre on 020 7606 3110 to pre-book your free bulky collection.

Any items which are not taken by the end of the event will be taken to the next Give and Take Day (date TBC), donated to charity or disposed of appropriately.

At this upcoming event, we will also be offering residents the chance to;

Recycle;

· used cooking oil – please bring used cooking oil to St Giles Cripplegate Church in a secure, closed container (e.g. plastic bottle etc), and you’ll be directed to the recycling point.

· low energy bulbs – (we are unable to accept “strip” lighting).

· Batteries (all sizes including hearing aid batteries, laptop batteries etc).

 For further information on the event, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/giveandtake, call 020 7606 3110 or follow us on Twitter, @GreenSqMile.

The Recycling Team look forward to seeing you there!