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 no longer need to book in advance with a car if you want to visit Kings 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


Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre

48 Kings Road
E4 7HR


Bank holiday opening times are 9am to 4pm.

Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Opening times

Monday: 9am to 4pm Tuesday: 9am to 4pm Wednesday: 9am to 4pm Thursday: 9am to 4pm Friday: 9am to 4pm Saturday: 9am to 4pm Sunday: 9am to 4pm

Accepted items:

  • batteries 
  • bicycles
  • books
  • car batteries
  • cooking oil
  • engine oil
  • fluorescent light tubes
  • furniture (that is made of one material only: wood metal or plastic.  Or that is in a suitable condition for reuse)
  • 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 can be taken to South Access Road site for disposal
  • tarmac
  • tiles can be taken to South Access Road site for disposal
  • trade waste
  • tyres
  • household waste

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


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 that's suitable to be used again is inspected, safety checked and sold onsite at the Second Time Around shop


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).

General household waste

Please note general household waste is not accepted at this site. If you have items for disposal which are unsuitable for recycling or reuse please take them to South Access Road, Walthamstow.