Download the Reuse and Recycling Centre Guide here.
What ID do I need to bring with me?
Proof of residence within the four ELWA boroughs is required to access the RRCs free of charge. A current Council Tax Bill (e-bills shown on an electronic device are acceptable) or Driving Licence are the only forms of identification accepted at the site. If you do not bring one of these with you may be charged to use the site. If you are unable to provide either form of ID, please call 0800 389 9918.
If you are hiring a vehicle to bring to a Reuse and Recycling Centre, please present the hire agreement on arrival.
At each of the sites Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras are in operation to help identify vehicles fraudulently disposing of waste. Additionally, all sites are fitted with CCTV cameras which may be used for the detection and prevention of crime.
What kinds of waste are accepted at the Reuse and Recycling Centres?
Any items generated from households excluding those items generated from renovation, building or DIY work.
Can I bring it to the Reuse and Recycling Centre?
Reasonable amounts of normal household waste can be reused, recycled and disposed of at the Reuse and Recycling Centre.
Restricted household waste
Items or materials that have been generated from building, renovation, or DIY work such as bath tubs, toilets, wash basins, pond materials, windows and doors, structural wood, roofing materials, rubble, soil and asbestos.
Can I bring it to the Reuse and Recycling Centre?
Yes, in limited amounts, but you can only bring it to the Reuse and Recycling Centre of the borough in which you live and you must contact your local council for authorisation first using the links below. Please be aware that authorisation will not necessarily be given and you should allow two working days for a response.
Barking & Dagenham (you will need to log into your account)
Havering (you will need to log in to your account)
Commercial waste is not being accepted at the RRCs until the demand has reduced and we have updated the information on this page.
Before coming to the Reuse and Recycling Centre
- Ensure that you separate materials into different types to enable us to reuse and recycle as much as possible;
- Ensure that you have obtained permission to tip any restricted waste;
- Make sure you bring your current Council Tax bill or Driving Licence as proof that you live in Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham or Redbridge.
During your visit
- Take note of the height barriers at the entrance to each site. All vans or cars with trailers should follow signs to access the site via the weighbridge;
- Wear strong shoes and suitable clothing;
- Follow the one way system in operation at all sites;
- Adhere to the speed limit of 5 mph;
- Carry heavy items with care or ask site staff for assistance;
- Keep children and pets in the car at all times.
Behaviour on site
Our staff are on site to help you. Anyone exhibiting threatening, abusive or violent behaviour on site may be denied use of all Reuse and Recycling Centres operated by Renewi.
Details of any offensive behaviour will be passed on to the relevant local authority and if the behaviour persists, the police will be informed.
What can I bring to the Reuse and Recycling Centres and what happens to it?
Items for reuse
We collect some specific items to be reused at the Reuse and Recycling Centres. This means that your unwanted items are passed on to others who need them. Reuse is even more environmentally friendly than recycling and can have a beneficial effect on the local community, creating jobs and generating funds for local charities.
Items for recycling
We collect over twenty different types of material for recycling at the Reuse and Recycling Centres. Recycling means that materials which would otherwise have been thrown away can be made into useful products again and again. By recycling, you are contributing to a cleaner, greener East London, as well as saving energy and raw materials and reducing the amount of waste which needs to be sent to landfill at a higher cost to your local authority.
General waste which cannot be reused or recycled on site is accepted and should be placed in the general waste shed. Where possible, this waste is processed through our Mechanical Biological Treatment facilities which extract some recyclable materials and turns most of the remaining waste into alternative fuel.
Asbestos and Hazardous Chemicals
If you have chemicals or asbestos (less than 11.5 m2), please call the City of London Corporation Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal Service for a free home collection on 020 7332 3433.
Alternatively, double bagged, wetted asbestos can be disposed of at Jenkins Lane, Gerpins Lane and Frizlands Lane Reuse and Recycling Centres with authorisation from the relevant local authority. You must also call the site via the freephone number 0800 389 9918 in advance to arrange your visit . Please note that asbestos is not accepted at Chigwell Road Reuse and Recycling Centre.
What materials are collected for reuse at the Reuse and Recycling Centres?
What materials are collected for recycling at Reuse and Recycling Centres?