Forest Recycling Project are delighted to be creating a Waltham Forest Directory of Reuse and Repair Services, in partnership with Waltham Forest Council.

The directory will enable local people to find and use local services that offer high quality goods that are preloved, reclaimed and second-hand, to borrow instead of buy, and to repair things they own, so that together we can divert much more from waste.  We know that there are a lot of fantastic organisations and businesses doing this work in the borough, but that people don’t necessarily know where to find them.  

Reducing what we unnecessarily buy new, where we can, is going to be a key part of our community achieving climate net zero.  It can also save everyone a lot of money, and help local organisations and businesses doing this work to thrive.

You can buy reclaimed paint, scaffolding boards, textiles and handmade gifts from Forest Recycling Project, join our Walthamstow Tool Library, and get involved in our work as a volunteer.  You can find out more information on FRP’s website, facebook and instagram.

Waltham Forest Council will then create an online directory and map, and we will all promote it to the community as soon as it is ready.  There will also be some fantastic events around reuse and repair coming up.  Follow us for more information when it is ready.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the directory.  We are now putting the data together and will update everyone who has participated and this webpage as soon as it goes public, which should be in early 2024.

We also created and will continue to update a Frequently Asked Questions for the directory, with more information – here.