Recycle for London and Jumble Trail have teamed up for a second time to bring Greenwich residents together for a free event that encourages the community to reduce waste.

The Greenwich Jumble Trail is one of six events taking place across London this summer giving residents the opportunity to meet others in their area to buy, sell or swap items that would otherwise go to waste, all in a street party atmosphere.

Almost 9,000 people took part in last year’s Recycle for London Jumble Trails, with nearly nine out of 10 saying they would do so again.

The Sunday’s event will take place from 11am to 5pm in the area either side of the A102, between Greenwich Park and Charlton Park. Successful trails have so far taken place in Havering, Wandsworth and Sutton, and this weekend will be followed by similar Jumble Trails in Brent and Merton.

Jumble Trails present an easy way for people to meet each other while promoting a greener environment. Nearly half (47 per cent) of those involved last year said their highlight was meeting neighbours or ‘having nice conversations’.

A quarter (26 per cent) listed ‘having a clear out’ of unwanted items as their highlight.

Martina Randles, Founder of Jumble Trail, said: “It feels more important now than ever to bring people across the capital together, celebrate community spirit and connect with each other.

"Jumble Trails are a great, purposeful way for people of all ages and backgrounds to have fun while helping build a more sustainable planet for future generations. It’s a great excuse to have a street get-together, with all sorts of residents setting up outside their home for five or so hours, armed with an assortment of goodies, chatting to neighbours and passers-by.”

Only 32 per cent of London’s household waste is recycled every year and on average over 46,700 tonnes of waste from residents’ homes is sent to landfill or burned every week.