Reduce and Recycle hub comes to Acton Saturday W3 market

On Saturday 1st October the first Reduce and Recycle Hub arrives at MarketW3 in Acton, during The Great Big Green Week. We have some great organisations coming along involved in recycling, upcycling and reducing waste.  As well as all our great regular traders and ethnic food stalls.

RECYCLE by bringing along your old or unloved:

  • Clothing and Shoes
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Laptops


Did you know that Acton market already has stalls involved in the recycling and the circular economy?

Many of our stall holders sell returns and seconds from the high street at a reduced price. So come along and grab a bargain, knowing you will be helping reducing waste as well as saving money. 


Clothes, shoes and small electrical items will be Traid. As a charity, Traid is committed to protecting the environment and reducing world poverty by recycling, fundraising and campaigning in the UK. Traid will be collecting clothing, shoes and small electrical appliances. If you cant make it to the market on Saturday 1st October Traid also offers a doorstep collection in partnership with Ealing council for clothes and small electrical items. For more information on how to book a doorstep collection

Bring your old laptops to donate to the Fixing Factory: We will have a collection point for laptops that will be wiped clean and fixed by the Fixing factory team at one of their sites and passed onto a new owner.  For more information on this great project


Learn how to repair your clothes with Ealing Repair cafe who will help teach how to patch and darn your clothes. Come along and pick up their guide on patching and darning. Their volunteers will be there offering advice and friendly chat.

By extending the life of your clothes helps the planet as well as saving you money.  Ealing Repair cafe will have books on repairing clothes, examples of patched and darned repairs to inspire you. The Ealing Repair café is run by volunteers and meets up monthly in Ealing Broadway. For more information, go to their website 

Get your bike checked over by Dr Bike in partnership with Ealing Council where mechanics will carry out minor repairs on the spot and give advice on how to look after your bike to keep you riding all year round. Dr Bike is at Acton Market, first Saturday of the month, from 2-5pm.

Give your ideas on a walking and bike hub in Acton with Sustrans. Sustrans will be there getting feedback from Acton residents for a walking and cycling hub which will be based near the Friary Park Estate. Come along and share your vision of what is a walking and cycling hub with Sustrans.


Hammersmith Libary of things will be popping along in the afternoon. The Libary of things is a place where you can borrow useful household items for DIY, cleaning, gardening, events, entertainment and more for a few pounds per day. Its based in Hammersmith, in the borrowing kiosk inside Livat Hammersmith, King Street, London W6 9HW.

This is our first Reduce and Recycle hub at Acton Market and our focus of the hub is on Waste Reduction and circular economy. We were fortunate to win lottery funding to support the project and so looking to build it into a useful hub of help, support and education for our local community. We are making it a regular feature of the market on the first Saturday of the month.

The next dates for the Reduce and Recycle hub for 2022:

  • Saturday, 1st October
  • Saturday, 5th November
  • Saturday, 3rd December

If your organisation, community group or as a trader are interested in getting a stall or can volunteer to help run some of the activities, please email

What is the circular economy?

At ReLondon, they define a circular economy as one in which stuff is kept in use for as long as possible, delivering the highest value it can, for as long as it can. So rather than making, using and then throwing stuff away the current linear system, a circular economy means looking at each of those stages for new ways of cycling materials and value back into the system – using materials and products again and again, in many different forms. For more information

The Reduce and Recycle Hub project at Acton Market is part of the lottery funded project, part of the Climate Action Fund. For more information on the project

If you are interested in booking a stall for this event or another Saturday, please get in touch by applying for a stall.

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