Chigwell Road RRC – social distancing measures
The Chigwell Road Reuse and Recycling Centre re-opened from Monday 11 May 2020. Before visiting, please make sure you have read the information below, with more detailed information available on this page.
The site will be open for normal hours. There are likely to be long queues, so you should arrive well before closing time.
Please only visit an RRC if the trip is essential, and you cannot store the waste at home or have it collected
Do not visit an RRC if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 or are self-isolating
Bring a recent Council Tax statement or your driving licence (registered to an address in Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham or Redbridge) as proof of residence
Social distancing measures will be in effect at the RRCs. Please keep your distance from all other visitors and site staff
Face coverings should be worn on site when outside of your vehicle. Face coverings can be a simple cloth that covers the nose and mouth
Assistance to unload vehicles will not be available, so please bring someone with you to help if you require it
No more than 2 people may get out of each vehicle, and children must remain inside vehicles at all times
Wear gloves, bring hand sanitiser, avoid touching your face, and wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds as soon as you get home
Please note that we are now able to accept larger vans and twin axle trailers carrying Household Waste at the Jenkins Lane RRC in Beckton only. Light commercial-type vehicles (under 3,500kg maximum permissible mass) and single axle trailers are permitted at the Chigwell Road, Frizlands Lane and Gerpins Lane RRCs if they are carrying household waste, or restricted household waste with authorisation from the resident’s Local Authority. If driving a van, you are asked to bring the vehicle’s V5C logbook to prove it is below this weight threshold and may be re-directed to the Jenkins Lane site if this is not the case.
All vehicles remain subject to checks for proof of address within the ELWA region and for restricted/commercial waste. Please be aware that the Jenkins Lane RRC is busiest between 12pm and 1pm on weekdays, so please avoid visiting at that time if possible.
No Luton Vans, vans with tail lifts or tippers of any size are permitted to access any site at this time.
Commercial Waste is not currently permitted at any site.
Please make sure you arrive well before these closing times as there may be long queues.
07:30 – 16:30 Monday – Friday (last entry 16:15)
07:30 – 16:00 Saturday (last entry 15:45)
08:00 – 16:00 Sunday (last entry 15:45)
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
08:00 – 16:00 New Year’s Eve (last entry 15:45)
New Year’s Day – Closed
08:00 – 16:00 Bank Holidays (last entry 15:45)