Reuse and recycling centre

Taking Charity Waste to North London Reuse and Recycling Centres

Eligible charities can take up to five tonnes of non-hazardous waste/recycling each year, free of charge, to three of our Reuse and Recycling Centres (RRCs): Summers Lane, Hornsey Street or South Access (in the London boroughs of Barnet, Islington and Waltham Forest respectively).

In order to register for this scheme, charities need to be able to demonstrate that:

  • They are registered with the Charity Commission
  • They are based in one of the seven North London Waste Authority boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest).
  • They are registered as a waste carrier. This is a legal requirement, but it is usually free of charge for charities wishing to transport only their own wastes - visit to find out more.

Find out more about the charity waste scheme, and make an application, by contacting our contractor, LondonEnergy Ltd:

Reuse and Recycling Credits Scheme

In addition to allowing charities to use reuse and recycling centres, NLWA pays reuse and recycling credits to not-for-profit organisations operating in north London if they remove items from the municipal waste stream for reuse or recycling. Find out more on our Reuse and Recycling Credits Scheme page.