Re-opening of RRCs – 11 May 2020
The Jenkins Lane 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.
Temporary traffic diversions have now been removed and access to the RRC is as normal, via Jenkins Lane.
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
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.
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 – 16:30 Boxing Day (last entry 16:15)
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.