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Waltham Forest - Kings Road

Waltham Forest 48 Kings Road
E4 7HR
Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre is open: 
Monday to Sunday: 8.45am to 4.15pm

As of Monday 3 July our reuse and recycling centre opening hours have changed.

Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre is closed:
25 December, 26 December and 1 January 020 8529 2279

The RRC is for the use of residents only for the disposal of items that are suitable for recycling or reuse. General household waste is not accepted at this site. Disposing of commercial, trade or industrial waste is also not permitted. 

Businesses and traders have a duty of care under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act, 1990, to dispose of their waste and recycling in a legal and proper manner. Businesses should contact the Environment Agency for further information.

Van and trailer policy

Vans, pick-ups and trailers over four foot (or those with twin axles when towed by a car) are not accepted at King's Road Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Height barrier restrictions

  • Aerosol
  • Batteries
  • Books
  • Food tins and drink cans
  • Car Battery
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cartons
  • Engine Oil
  • Fridges and Freezers
  • Furniture
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Please contact the manufacture/agent first to see if they are able to take back the item for refilling or disposal. One gas bottle up to 15kg in size, either propane or butane will be accepted per resident at the site. Other gas bottles such as SCUBA diving bottles, air cylinders or oxyacetylene are not accepted.
  • Garden Waste
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • Hard Plastics
  • Large Appliances
  • Lightbulbs
  • Mobile Phones
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Plastic packaging
  • Paint
  • Paper & Card
  • Plasterboard
  • Scrap Metal
  • Small Electricals
  • Tv's & Monitors
  • Wood & Timber
  • Textiles
    Only items that are suitable for recycling or reuse are accepted at this site.

    Soil and rubble policy
    Each north London household can take up to six standard rubble sacks of soil and six standard rubble sacks of rubble to King's Road RRC each month. A standard rubble sack is 20” by 30” sack or equivalent.

    Trade Waste
    Trade (commercial) waste is not accepted at any of our RRCs, however there are some local facilities that do accept trade waste,
    which you can find a list of here.
    Please note that this list has been provided in good faith, but should not be taken as exhaustive or as an endorsement of the companies listed
    • Asbestos
    • Household Waste
    • Household Chemicals
    • Tyres
    Please note general household waste is not accepted at this site.  If you have items for disposal which are unsuitable for recycling or reuse please take them to South Access Road, Walthamstow for disposal.

    Asbestos, household chemicals and  tyres are not accepted at this site.  Asbestos is accepted at Hornsey Street RRC in Islington. You must pre-book with the site if you are planning to drop of asbestos. Full details can be found on the 
    Hornsey Street RRC information page. Alternatively a free asbestos collection can be ordered from the City of London - please see below for details.

    The City of London provides a free hazardous waste collection service for residents in north London. For advice on hazardous waste such as household and garden chemicals please contact the City of London on 020 7332 3433 or visit their household waste - hazardous waste webpage.

    Please note that Islington residents need to contact the London Borough of Islington to arrange a collection of hazardous waste from the City of London, but residents of other boroughs can contact the City directly.

    Unwanted paint: To dispose of paint please contact the City of London on 020 7332 3433 or visit their 
    household waste - hazardous waste webpage to organise a collection. Alternatively, some types of paint can be roughs to this site for reuse through the Community RePaint scheme. Please see our paint reuse page for further details. Between April 2015 – March 2016 this site achieved a recycling rate of 99%.

    Second Time Around

    A nifty place for bargain buys
    A reuse shop is located within this site selling a range of items which could include furniture, toys, sports equipment, clothes and other household items.  The items for sale have been donated to Second Time Around for reuse by residents or collected from the other Reuse and Recycling Centres managed by North London Waste Authority in the area and would have otherwise been thrown away. The Reuse and Recycling Centres and Second Time Around are operated by LondonWaste Ltd.

    Second Time Around opening times
    Monday            Closed
    Tuesday           Closed
    Wednesday      9am to 4.30pm
    Thursday          9am to 4.30pm
    Friday               9am to 4.30pm
    Saturday           9am to 4.30pm
    Sunday             Open on the first Sunday of  every month

    Telephone: 0208 524 2567

    Donate items to the shop
    If you have any items that you plan on taking to your local Reuse and Recycling Centre, consider if they could be used by another individual or whether someone else might be interested in upcycling them into new products.  If so and you visiting the Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre, take your item (s) into the shop instead of placing them in one of the recycling containers. 

    Bicycle reuse scheme operating at this RRC
    We currently have a bicycle reuse scheme in operation with Recycle your Cycle.  Recycle your Cycle work with the UK prison service to provide training in the refurbishment of bicycles. Bicycles are then sold on through charity shops across the country (and also in the Reuse Shop Second Time Around). 

    Please note that any bicycles set aside at the RRC's which are not suitable for reuse are recycled.