East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority

Gerpins Lane RRC


Gerpins Lane RRC

A booking is required for anyone using a van or trailer to visit the RRCs.

For more information and to make a booking please visit our Van and Trailer Bookings page.

The We Are Festival will be taking place near to the Reuse and Recycling Centre from 25th August to 28th August with some roads in the area being closed around that time. Please check Havering Council’s website for the latest information on access to the Reuse and Recycling Centre.


Before visiting, please make sure you have read the information below. There may be long queues, so you should arrive well before closing time. 

Please do not visit an RRC if you have been tested positive for Covid-19

Bring a recent Council Tax statement or your driving licence (registered to an address in Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham or Redbridge) as proof of residence

Assistance to unload vehicles may not be available, so please bring someone with you to help if you require it

Children and animals must remain inside vehicles at all times

Please note that we are now able to accept larger vans and twin axle trailers carrying Household Waste at the Jenkins Lane and Frizlands Lane RRCs only. Light commercial-type vehicles (under 3,500kg maximum permissible mass) and single axle trailers are permitted at the Chigwell Road and Gerpins Lane RRCs. All vans and vehicles towing trailers must have a valid booking. 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.

No Luton Vans, flat bed vehicles, vans with tail lifts or tippers of any size are permitted to access any site at this time.

Damaged Upholstered Furniture

Any upholstered furniture dismantled, torn off or cut up MUST be double-bagged.  These bags, along with damaged upholstered furniture must  be put into the special area marked with the ‘Upholstered Furniture’ symbol.  Find out more. 

Commercial Waste

All vehicles remain subject to checks for proof of address within the ELWA region and for restricted/commercial waste. Commercial Waste is not accepted at the Chigwell Road or Gerpins Lane RRCs but can be taken to the Frizlands Lane or Jenkins Lane RRCs. 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, flat bed vehicles, vans with tail lifts or tippers of any size are permitted to access any site at this time. 

Find out more about how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle here

Opening hours:

Please make sure you arrive well before these closing times as there may be long queues. If a queue will prevent you accessing before the site’s closing time, you will be advised to use an alternative site or try again another day.

07:30 – 17:45 Monday – Sunday (last entry 17:30)

07:30 – 16:30 Christmas Eve (last entry 16:15)

Christmas Day – Closed

09:30 – 16:00 Boxing Day (last entry 15:45)

07:30 – 16:30 New Year’s Eve (last entry 16:15)

09:30 – 16:00 New Year’s Day (last entry 15:45)

Unless stated otherwise, there will no change to opening times on Bank Holidays.

Site location
RRC Layout
Click here to view accepted materials

Entry requirements

You must bring proof of identity when you visit a Reuse and Recycling Centre – either a driving license with current address or your current council tax bill (e-bills shown on an electronic device are acceptable). If you do not bring valid proof of identification, charges may apply.

All residents living in the boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge are entitled to use any of the four Reuse and Recycling Centres in the East London Waste Authority to dispose of household waste. Please use the Reuse and Recycling Centre within your borough to dispose of restricted waste (any waste generated through renovation or DIY works), having sought authorisation from the council first.

Charges will apply for all commercial waste.

Alternative sites

Frizlands Lane RRC,

Barking & Dagenham

Jenkins Lane RRC,


Chigwell Road RRC,