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Van and trailer procedure

If you are intending to use a van, pick up or car with a trailer (over four foot in length) to dispose of your own household waste or items for reuse and recycling at the reuse and recycling centres (RRCs), you will need to pre-book with the site 24 hours in advance of your visit.

Please make your booking at www.vanbookings.co.uk

Important notice 

In light of the developing situation around COVID-19/Coronavirus van bookings are no longer being accepted (from Friday 20 March) for any of our RRCs. Vans booked before this time will be accepted – no other vans will be allowed to enter any of our RRC sites until further notice. Residents can continue to bring material for disposal in cars. We are monitoring the developing situation and will take the 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 staff. We are taking this action in line with the latest Government guidance - to reduce footfall at our sites and therefore reduce the risk of infection to staff working at the site. Thank you for your understanding in these unprecedented circumstances.

The online service is available to residents living in the London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. (If you are an Enfield resident please go to the Enfield Council website for more information.)

A booking reference number will be emailed to you once confirmed. You will need to bring your reference number and proof of identification and of where you live (residency) on the day of your visit.

Residents taking vans, pick ups or trailers to the RRCs are permitted to make up to a maximum of five visits a year (between 1 April and 31 March). 

The online van booking system can be used for hire or car club vans as well as for personal vehicles. Just enter the name of the hire company or car club that you will be using onto the booking system.

If you have any queries with the online booking system, please get in touch via our Contact us page and we can help.

Acceptable forms of identification are: 

Please note that any person completing the van booking form must be present during their booked RRC visit and will also be asked to show any one of the following forms of identification upon arrival at the site. 

  • Council tax bill 
  • Driving licence 
  • Utility bill 
  • Rent agreement 
  • Bank statement 
  • Mobile phone bill

 Vans are accepted at the following sites:

Site Vans Accepted
Summers Lane RRC, Barnet Daily
Regis Road RRC, Camden Daily
Western Road RRC, Haringey Daily
Hornsey Street RRC, Islington Daily
South Access Road RRC,
Waltham Forest

Each site has a limit of 20 vans per day and bookings are taken on a first come first served basis. 

Kings Road RRC and Gateway Road RRC in Waltham Forest do not accept vans or trailers.

Van and trailer procedure FAQs

How do you define a van?

A van is defined as a vehicle with no rear windows or no rear seats or a pick up truck.

What happens if I am suspected of bringing trade/ commercial waste to my local RRC?
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.

I’ve used my allowance of five van visits per year at my local RRC, can I now book to take my van to another RRC in the area?

No, residents are allowed five van visits per year across all RRCs.  If you have used your allocation of trips for the year, you will not be allowed to enter any of our RRCs in a van, pick up truck or trailer until the next year (April to March). 

Can I take my van to the Kings Road RRC and Gateway Road RRC?

Vans, pick ups and trailers are not accepted at the Kings Road or Gateway Road RRCs. You will need to visit another RRC if you intend to take these vehicles. Cars towing small single axle trailers less than four feet in length can be accepted at King's Road and Gateway Road RRCs.   

I live in Enfield, can I book a van into your RRCs?

No, only residents of Barnet, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest can book vans into the RRCs managed by North London Waste Authority.  Enfield Council run their RRC independently and have their own procedures in place for accepting vans at their site.  Please contact Enfield Council for more information.