East London Waste Authority
East London Waste Authority

Gerpins Lane RRC

(Havering)

Gerpins Lane RRC

The Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre re-opened from Monday 11 May 2020 with social distancing measures in place. Before visiting please make sure you have read the information below, with more detailed information available on this page.


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, flat bed vehicles, 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 this site.

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,

Newham

Chigwell Road RRC,

Redbridge