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Second Time Around

A nifty place for bargain buys

There are currently two reuse shops, which are located within the Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) and Summers Lane RRC. The shops sell a range of items and stock will change constantly.  Items for sale could include furniture, toys, sports equipment, clothes, small electrical items (vacuum cleaners, lamps, kettles etc) and other household items. 

The items for sale have been donated to Second Time Around for reuse by residents or collected from the other Reuse and Recycling Centres managed by North London Waste Authority in the area and would have otherwise been thrown away. The Reuse and Recycling Centres and Second Time Around are operated by LondonWaste LTD.  For further details about the other reuse and recycling centres in north London is available by clicking here.

Second Time Around - Kings Road opening times

Monday     Closed

Tuesday    Closed

Wednesday   9am to 4.30pm

Thursday    9am to 4.30pm

Friday         9am to 4.30pm

Saturday     9am to 4.30pm

Sunday       Open on the first Sunday of every month.

Contact Details

Second Time Around  

Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre

48 Kings Road


London E4 7HR

Telephone: 0208 524 2567

Second Time Around - Summers Lane opening times

Monday     Closed

Tuesday    9am to 4pm

Wednesday  Closed

Thursday    Closed

Friday         Closed

Saturday     Closed

Sunday       Closed

Contact Details

Second Time Around  

Summers Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre

Summers Lane,

North Finchley

London N12 0RF

Telephone: 020 8362 0752

Donate items to the shop

If you have any items that you plan on taking to your local Reuse and Recycling Centre, consider if they could be used by another individual or whether someone else might be interested in upcycling them into new products.  If so and you are visiting either the Kings Road or Summers Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre, please place your item in the designated reuse storage area.   If you are in any doubt where this is, then please speak to a member of staff.  If visiting one of the other reuse and recycling centres, then please hand your item (s) to a member of staff.

What will happen to donated items?

All reuse items are inspected and safety checked before entering the reuse shop for sale. Records of each item inspected are logged.  Items which fail the quality inspection will be sent for recycling where possible or disposal.  

What will happen to the money made from selling the items?

All items in the shop will be priced affordably offering residents the opportunity to get an item they need or want for a fraction of the cost they would do if purchased new.

Income generated from the shop will be used to cover the cost of providing the reuse shop service.  Any surplus amounts will be used to enhance the North London Waste Authority’s wider waste prevention work.

What items cannot be accepted at the reuse shop?

  • Upholstered furniture without a fire label
  • Furniture with missing parts or damage that may make the item unsafe
  • Bicycles
  • Buoyancy aids, lifejackets, inflatable dinghies
  • Safety helmets, riding hats, crash helmets
  • Cycle helmets
  • Safety harnesses of any sort
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • Children's car seats
  • Prams, pushchairs and buggies
  • Highchairs
  • Cots, carry cots, playpens
  • Toys without a CE mark
  • Home recorded DVDs, video and audio tapes