Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre

Recycle info

King’s Road RRC, Gateway Road RRC and South Access Road RRC are currently operating a restricted service to allow people to dispose of any household or garden waste items while sticking to social distancing guidelines.

A new booking system has been introduced to minimise queuing time but queues are still expected.

Please make sure you have a valid booking and have checked the conditions of entry on the Wise up to waste website before you leave home. These are in place to ensure the safety of site staff and visitors. If you do not comply with the conditions of entry you will be turned away from the site.

Opening hours and waste types accepted may be subject to change.

Conditions of entry

  • Visitors will need a valid booking before they leave home, or entry will be refused
  • A limited number of cars will be allowed on site at one time
  • Pedestrian and cyclist access is now available at all sites
  • Two people will be permitted to leave the car when on site to deal with heavier items.
  • Vans, trailers and pick-up trucks will not be allowed to enter
  • Visitors should keep 2m from other people when on site
  • Site staff will not be available to help with unloading – please make sure you can carry your items by yourself
  • Please treat staff with respect and follow staff instructions at all times
  • Visit the Wise up to waste website for information on individual sites before you leave home

You can book your slot on the London Energy website 

Find out more on the Wise up to waste website

From Tuesday 2 June, a wider range of items will be accepted for disposal and recycling. Visit for more details on what items will be accepted.


This site only accepts sorted, household recyclable materials or items for reuse.

It does not accept household waste or trade waste.

It does not accept vans and there is a vehicle height restriction of 1.85 metres.

Opening times

  • Monday to Sunday - 8.45am to 4.15pm
  • Closed on 25 December, 26 December and 1 January

This site is owned and managed by the North London Waste Authority.

Address and telephone Click to get info

48 Kings Road
E4 7HR

Telephone: 020 8529 2279​

Accepted items Click to get info

The site accepts the following items:

  • batteries 
  • bicycles
  • books
  • car batteries
  • cooking oil
  • engine oil
  • fluorescent light tubes
  • furniture 
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • glass bottles and glass jars
  • hardcore and rubble
  • electrical appliances (small and large)
  • lightbulbs
  • mobile phones
  • paint
  • paper, card and cardboard
  • plastic bottles, trays and tubs
  • printer ink cartridges
  • rubble
  • soil
  • 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:

  • asbestos
  • household chemicals 
  • household waste
  • plasterboard - this can be taken to South Access Road site for disposal
  • tarmac
  • tiles - this can be taken to South Access Road site for disposal
  • trade waste
  • tyres

Disposing of tarmac

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

The site has a reuse shop that sells donated items that would otherwise have been thrown away. Items for sale can include furniture, toys, sports equipment and other household items.

Shop telephone: 020 8524 2567

Shop opening times

  • Wednesday to Saturday: 9am to 4.30pm
  • the first Sunday of the month: 9am to 4.30pm
  • closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Bringing rubble or soil Click to get info

You can bring:

  • up to six standard rubble sacks of soil each month
  • 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 work 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 onsite Second Time Around shop.

Any 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 onsite Second Time Around shop.

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).