Chigwell Road Reuse and Recycling Centre

Important information: You must bring proof of identity when you visit a reuse and recycling centre - either a driving license with current address or a recent council tax bill. If you do not bring valid proof of identification, charges may apply.

Contact number:

0800 389 9918

Public Opening Hours:
07:30 - 16:30 Monday - Friday
08:00 - 16:00 Saturday - Sunday 
Closed Chistmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Trade waste is not accepted at this site.

Your nearest RRC:
Chigwell Road Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC)  is in the London Borough of Redbridge. See map below, or click here for RRCs in: Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Newham.

There are two categories of waste that can be taken to the RRC:

It is free of charge for residents of (host borough plus the others) to deposit household waste on site in reasonable amounts. Please ensure you bring either a council tax bill or a driving licence as proof of address - no other documentation will be accepted.

Any waste from building, renovation or DIY work is not classed as household waste. You will need to get permission from Redbridge Council before taking it to the RRC.

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Please note  that trade refuse is not accepted at this RRC. Staff on site might ask to look the waste you wish to deposit – this is to prevent the site being used for this type of refuse. Trade refuse can be taken to the Jenkins Lane site (also run by Shanks East London) on the junction with the A406 and the A13. Click here to find out more about taking trade refuse to Jenkins Lane.

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Materials we accept for reuse and recycling:

Aluminium foil
Glass bottles and jars
Plastic bottles
Food and drinks cans
Garden waste
Electrical items
Scrap metal
Hardcore and rubble
Fluorescent tubes
Car batteries
Soil and sand
Washing machines and dryers
Car batteries
Wood and timber
Shoes and textiles
Printer cartridges
Used engine oil
Tetra Pak waxed cartons Televisions and monitors
Furniture Ceramics
Paper Hard plastic
Cooking oil
Yellow Pages

  • We can accept certain gas bottles and cylinders - please contact Shanks on the number above for details.
We can accept Asbestos, though proof of address is needed – please contact Shanks on the number above for details.

Staying safe on site:

  1. If you need help, please ask our staff.
  2. Wear strong shoes and suitable clothing.
  3. Remember the speed limit on site is strictly 5 miles per hour.
  4. Be careful when walking around site, particularly when carrying things.
  5. Carry heavy items with care.
  6. Please ensure children and pets are in the car when you are loading.
  7. Please wrap up sharp items very carefully and wear gloves when carrying them.
  8. Please use the step and do not throw things.
Shanks will not tolerate violent and threatening behaviour towards our staff and will call the police and ban offenders from the RRC.

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