48 Kings Road
In light of the developing situation around COVID-19/Coronavirus, our reuse and recycling centres (RRCs) and the Second Time Around reuse shop will not be open to the public for the foreseeable future. This is to enable us to comply with the latest Government guidance on measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes the instruction to members of the public not to travel unless it’s essential, and not to gather in groups larger than two.
We will continue to work with our contractors and borough partners to take appropriate action to ensure that north London continues to provide an effective waste collection and disposal service to residents, and to ensure the safety of our staff. Click here for more information.
Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre is open:
Monday to Sunday: 8.45am to 4.15pm
Please note, that due to recent wet weather conditions, the access road to Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre has a lot of standing water. Please take extra care when driving.
Update - Hard plastics
As of March 2018 we changed our policy on accepting hard plastics such as children’s toys and hard plastic containers. There is no longer a cost-effective market for recycling such goods. We regret that we will not therefore be accepting hard plastics for recycling at this site unless the items are in a good condition and can be reused. Any reusable hard plastic items such as toys will be put aside for the Second Time Around shop where they will be sold. The nearest Reuse and Recycling Centres which will accept hard plastic for disposal are Barrrowell Green, Enfield and South Access Road, Waltham Forest.
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
Wednesday 9am to 4pm
Thursday 9am to 4pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
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.
Contact phone number for site:
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
Items for reuse and recycling accepted here:
Items for general household waste accepted here:
Only items that are suitable for recycling or reuse are accepted at this site.
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.
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.
Items not accepted here:
Asbestos is 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 off 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: 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 hazardous waste webpage.
General household waste
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
Household and garden chemicals
Household and garden chemicals are not accepted at this site. 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.
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. Site staff reserve the right to reasonably investigate all vehicles. If you are suspected of disposing of trade/commercial or 3rd party waste, the site staff have the right to refuse the vehicle entry into the RRC.
Tyres are not accepted at this site.
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 brought to this site for reuse through the Community RePaint scheme. Please see our paint reuse page for further details.
Stats for site (recycling rates):
Between April 2015 – March 2016 this site achieved a recycling rate of 99%.