This is a list of the main items that can be taken to this site. If you have an item not listed and are unsure whether you can take it to an RRC, use our A-Z search function:
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 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.
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
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.
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.
Tyres are not accepted at this site
Leftover water-based paint is accepted for reuse at Regis Road RRC. This leftover paint is also available for residents to take away for free from these sites. 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.
Library of Things
There is now a ‘Library of Things’ open in Kentish Town, only a short five minute walk away from the Regis Road RRC site.
The Library of Things can help you save money and reduce waste by affordably renting out useful things like drills, sound systems and sewing machines from local spaces. You can also learn skills like DIY and repair. Find more information about this here.
Register, Request, Reuse!
If you’re a local organisation or individual whose operations are based in Barnet, Enfield, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, or Waltham Forest, we want to hear from you.
Using the easy online form, tell us: who you are; what type of materials/items you’re seeking; the quantity; a bit more about collection logistics; and what you intend to do with the materials.
Please note: this is an interest-gathering exercise, and we cannot guarantee the supply of any items for your project. Please be as specific as you can with what you intend to do with any materials collected.
Regis Road RRC is an NLWA managed site.