Who we are
The East London Waste Authority (ELWA) was established on 1 January 1986 as a Statutory Waste Disposal Authority (WDA), responsible for the disposal of waste collected by the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge.
Joint Strategy for East London’s Resources and Waste (2027-57)
We have recently consulted on a draft Joint Strategy for East London’s Resources and Waste. For more information visit the Joint Strategy page.
Reuse and Recycling Centres
The Reuse and Recycling Centres (RRCs) at Chigwell Road, Frizlands Lane, Gerpins Lane and Jenkins Lane are open. Social distancing is in place which means fewer cars can be on the sites, so you may need to queue when you arrive. Please only make essential journeys to the RRCs.
If you are coming to an RRC, you should wear a face covering outside of your vehicle, keep a safe distance from staff and other visitors, and remember to thoroughly clean or sanitise your hands after your visit. We recommend you read the key information on this page before you visit, and check the opening hours of each site here.
For more information on collection services in your borough, please visit:
Barking & Dagenham
The advice from government on the current lockdown can be found here.