There are two sites at Gateway Road:

  • the household reuse 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.

You no longer need to book in advance with a car if you want to visit Gateway Road reuse and recycling centre. You can simply arrive at the site during opening hours. Read more about this decision on the North London Waste Authority website

Find us

Contact details


Gateway Road Household Reuse and Recycling Centre

Gateway Road
E10 5BY

Bank holiday opening times are 8:30am to 3:30pm.  

We are closed on 25 December and 1 January.

We are closed on Mondays, except for Bank Holiday weekends, when the site is open on Bank Holiday Monday and then closed on the Tuesday instead.

Opening times

Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Wednesday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Saturday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Sunday: 8:30am to 3:30pm

Accepted items:

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

We don't accept:

The site does not accept the following:

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.


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.

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


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 ReUse 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 ReUse 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).