Gateway Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre

Recycle info


Reuse and Recycling centres have now closed. We are working with contractors and borough partners to make sure we maintain crucial waste services. There are a series of sensible steps for residents to take: minimise waste as much as possible, use recycling kerbside collections, home compost where possible, don’t put out waste which can be sensibly stored at home for a period of time.

There are two sites at Gateway Road:

  • the household waste and recycling centre - for residents to dispose of waste and recycling
  • the trade waste site - there is a charge to dispose of waste here

The household site has a vehicle height restriction of 1.6 metres.

The household site does not accept any vans, or trailers over 1.2 meters (4 feet) long.

This site is run by Bywaters Waste Management on behalf of the North London Waste Authority.

Opening times

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday 8.30am to 3.30pm
  • Bank Holiday Mondays: 8.30am to 3.30pm

The site is closed on:

  • December 25, 26, December 26 and 1 January.
  • Mondays, except for Bank Holiday weekends, when the site is open on Bank Holiday Monday and then closed on the Tuesday instead.

Address Click to get info

Gateway Road
E10 5BY

Accepted items Click to get info

The site accepts the following items:

  • batteries 
  • bicycles
  • books
  • car batteries
  • cooking oil
  • electrical appliances (small and large)
  • engine oil
  • fluorescent light tubes
  • furniture 
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • glass bottles and glass jars
  • hardcore and rubble
  • household rubbish
  • lightbulbs
  • mobile phones
  • paint
  • paper, card and cardboard
  • plastic bottles, trays and tubs
  • plastics (hard)
  • printer ink cartridges
  • rubble
  • scrap metal
  • 'Tetra'  style cartons
  • textiles and shoes
  • tins, cans, aerosols and foil 
  • tools (for reuse)
  • wood and timber

Non-accepted items Click to get info

The site does not accept the following:

Disposing of tarmac

Tarmac can not be taken to any of our public waste and recycling sites. It can be disposed of at Bywaters Trade Site, Gateway Road, Leyton. There is a charge to use this site.

Bringing rubble Click to get info

You can bring up to six standard rubble sacks of rubble each month.

A standard rubble sack is 20 inches by 30 inches.

Bags of rubble can contain brick, concrete and paving stones, but not plasterboard, tarmac or tiles.

Disposing of trade waste Click to get info

For trade waste disposal, please use Bywaters Trade Waste site at Gateway Road (turn left for the trade waste site). There will be a charge to dispose of trade waste.


There is a bicycle reuse scheme in operation with Recycle your Cycle. Recycle your Cycle works with the UK prison service to provide training in the refurbishment of bicycles. Bicycles are then sold through charity shops across the country as well as in the Second Time Around Shop at Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre, Chingford.

Bicycles that are disposed of at site that are not suitable for reuse are recycled.


Any furniture that is suitable to be used again will be inspected, safety checked and sold at the Second Time around Shop at Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre, Chingford.

Furniture that is not suitable to be used again, such as upholstered furniture without a fire label, or with missing parts, will be sent for recycling where possible.


Paint bought to this site is reused as part of the Community Re-Paint scheme. Residents and community groups can purchase the paint at a reduced price by visiting the Forest Recycling Project (FRP).