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Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre

E4 7HR. Book your slot, opening hours, and recycling information.

Please note: From Wednesday 12 January 2022, the main large hall at the Second Time Around reuse shop will be closed. This means that large items such as furniture and sports equipment are not currently available for sale. We are only selling small items such as crockery, books and bric-a-brac. We will reopen the main hall as soon as possible and will update this page when we do.

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.

You must book your slot and comply with the conditions of entry on the Wise up to waste website.

Find us

Opening times

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
9am to 4pm
9am to 4pm
9am to 4pm
9am to 4pm
9am to 4pm
9am to 4pm
9am to 4pm
Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre

48 Kings Road
Chingford 
E4 7HR

We are closed on 25 December, 26 December and 1 January.

Accepted 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

We don't accept:

  • 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.

Rubble and soil

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.

Trade waste

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.

Reuse schemes

Bicycles

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.

Furniture

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

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).