Any household waste which is not recyclable or suitable for reuse should be placed in the container marked 'General Waste'.
Furniture provided at this RRC goes to the Second Time Around reuse shop, located within the Kings Road RRC, Waltham Forest, where they are inspected and safety checked. Items in the shop are priced affordably offering residents the opportunity to get an item they need or want for a fraction of the cost if purchased new.
Furniture such as upholstered furniture without a fire label, with missing parts, damage that may make the item unsafe or which fail the quality inspection for any other reason will not be accepted at the shop, but will be sent for recycling where possible.
Bicycle reuse scheme operating at this RRC
We currently have 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 on through charity shops across the country (and also in the Reuse Shop Second Time Around).
Please note that any of the bicycles set aside at the RRCs which are not suitable for reuse are recycled.
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). Read more on Taking Charity Waste to North London Reuse and Recycling Centres.
Materials not accepted
We do not accept hard plastics for recycling at this site unless the items are in a good condition and can be reused. Any reusable hard plastic items such as toys will be put aside for collection and delivery to the Second Time Around Shop at the Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre. Any hard plastic item that is not reusable should be put into the container marked for disposal.
Asbestos is not accepted at this site. Asbestos is accepted at Hornsey Street RRC in Islington. You must pre-book with the site if you are planning to drop off asbestos. Full details can be found on the Hornsey Street RRC information page.
Alternatively, a free asbestos collection can be ordered from the City of London through their hazardous waste collection and disposal service for London residents.
Gas bottles and tyres
Gas bottles and tyres are not accepted at this site
Household and garden chemicals
Household and garden chemicals are not accepted at this site. The City of London provides a free hazardous waste collection service for residents in north London. For advice on hazardous waste such as household and garden chemicals please contact the City of London on 020 7332 3433 or visit their household hazardous waste webpage.
Leftover water-based paint is accepted for reuse at Regis Road RRC. However, owing to the risk of COVID-19 virus transmission we are currently unable to allow residents to take away paint for reuse. Solvent-based waste paint is classed as hazardous waste so needs to be handled by a specialist contractor. To dispose of solvent-based paint, please contact the City of London on 020 7332 3433 or visit their household hazardous waste webpage to organise a free collection from your home.