South Access Road Household Reuse and Recycling Centre

Recycle info

Alert

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

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At the moment only green waste (garden), general (including bulky) waste and small waste electrical and electronic items will be accepted. The type of waste accepted may change depending on government recommendations.

Items that will be accepted at RRCs:

  • From Tuesday 2 June, a wider range of items will be accepted for disposal and recycling. Visit www.wiseuptowaste.org.uk for more details on what items will be accepted.general household waste (including bulky household waste, non-recyclable plastics, non-recyclable packaging)
  • small electrical appliances
  • garden waste

Bulky items (as long as you can carry them by yourself), include:

  • sofas/chairs
  • mattresses
  • plastic tables

Items that won’t be accepted at RRCs:

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This site is for residents to dispose of their waste and recycling. It does not accept trade waste.

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

South Access Road
Walthamstow​
E17 8AX

Entry via Markhouse Avenue, near Low Hall Manor Business Centre.

Telephone:  07794 071887

Arriving by van Click to get info

You must book an appointment, at least 24 hours in advance, if you plan to come by:

  • van (a vehicle with no rear windows or no rear seats)
  • pick-up
  • car with trailer (over four feet long)

When you arrive, you need to bring:

  • identification
  • proof you live in the borough

You can find a list of acceptable forms of identification and book an appointment on the Wise Up To Waste website.

Each Waltham Forest household can take a van to this site a maximum of five times a year.

The site has a height barrier restricted to 1.85 metres

Accepted items Click to get info

The site accepts the following items:

  • batteries 
  • bicycles
  • books
  • car batteries
  • cooking oil
  • engine oil
  • electrical appliances (small and large)
  • fluorescent light tubes
  • furniture 
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • general household rubbish
  • glass bottles and glass jars
  • hard plastics
  • hardcore and rubble
  • light bulbs
  • mobile phones
  • paint
  • paper, card and cardboard
  • plastic bottles, trays and tubs
  • plasterboard
  • printer ink cartridges
  • rubble
  • scrap metal
  • soil
  • 'Tetra' style cartons
  • textiles and shoes
  • tiles
  • 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
  • tarmac
  • 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.

Bringing rubble and 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.

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.

Bicycles

There is a bicycle re-use 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 on through charity shops across the country as well as in the Second Time Around shop at Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre, Chingford.

Any bicycles that are disposed of at site, that are not suitable for reuse, are recycled.

Furniture

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

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).