020 7641 6180
Westminster City Council


Small volumes of books in good condition can be donated to the many charity shops around Westminster or you could try using a site like www.readitswapit.co.uk or www.bookmooch.com where you can swap your old books for someone else’s.

There are 10 bins for books in Westminster at the following locations:

  • Paddington Street , (Outside Paddington Street Gardens) W1U 4JT
  • Inverness Terrace W2 6JA (by entrance to Hallfield Estate)
  • Moscow Road W2 4JS (outside LEB substation)
  • Warwick Avenue W9 2PT(By Tube Station)
  • Marylebone Road NW1 5PT (Outside Council House)
  • Marylebone Road NW1 5LS (junction with Luxborough Street)
  • Aberdeen Place W9 1AE (junction with Cunningham Street)
  • Acacia Road NW8 6DN (outside St John’s Wood Station)
  • Wellington Place NW8 7PB (near public toilet)
  • Erasmus Street SW1P 4HX (Junction with Cureton Street)

The books are collected by the charity READ International and sorted; those suitable and in good condition are distributed among schools in East Africa or sold online to raise funds, those unsaleable are recycled.

For large volumes of books please order a bulky waste collection via 020 76416180.

Also see paper