Islington – Hornsey Street

Islington – Hornsey Street

0207 464 2225

40 Hornsey Street
Islington
London
N7 8HU
United Kingdom

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday and bank holidays* 8.30am - 8pm

*Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The site is also occasionally closed for short periods of time during operational hours to allow containers to be moved or changed.

Please allow enough time to unload your rubbish and recycling before our site closes. If you arrive 10 minutes before closing time with lots of items to unload, or there is a queue of cars ahead of you, you will not be allowed in.


Pre-booking system

You do not need to book in advance if you want to visit this reuse and recycling centre by car, bicycle or on foot.

If you are coming in a van, trailer or stripped vehicle, you need to book in advance using our van booking system. This includes any vehicle without seats fitted in the back including minibuses with seats removed and crew cab type (pick-up) vehicles.

Restrictions on hardcore, rubble, soil and stones

Each north London household can take DIY waste capable of fitting into two 50 litre bags, four times in any four week period. This includes concrete, brick, stones, pebbles, sand and gravel.

Please note that you cannot bring the following

Restrictions on hardcore, rubble, soil and stones

Each north London household can take DIY waste capable of fitting into two 50 litre bags, four times in any four week period. This includes concrete, brick, stones, pebbles, sand and gravel.

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

Tyres are not accepted at this site.

Unwanted paint

Leftover water-based paint is not accepted at Hornsey Street RRC, but it is accepted for reuse at our other RRCs. 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.


Site rules

Height barrier restriction: 1.75m

For a full list of site rules, visit our Site Rules page.

Plan a visit

Pedestrian access: Residents bringing waste on foot or by bike to Hornsey Street RRC should take the material to the pedestrian drop-off point at the Hornsey Street depot entrance. This drop-off point is only in operation during the opening hours stated above.

For practical and safety reasons, we cannot accept the following items at the pedestrian drop-off point:

  • gas bottles
  • commercial batteries (for example, emergency lighting batteries)
  • paint
  • hazardous waste including asbestos
  • tyres
  • household or garden chemicals
  • soil
  • builders rubble
  • large appliances
  • garden waste (we expect to be able to accept this soon - please check here for updates)
  • general household rubbish

Alternatively, pedestrians may use any public mixed recycling points (which take paper, glass, cans, plastic bottles and cardboard) including those on the corner of Caledonian Road and Cottage Road, opposite Caledonian Road tube station.

Book a visit forvan or trailer

If you are coming in a van, trailer or stripped vehicle, you need to book in advance using our van booking system. This includes any vehicle without seats fitted in the back including minibuses with seats removed and crew cab type (pick-up) vehicles.

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Commercial/trade waste

Trade (commercial) waste is not accepted at any of our RRCs. However, we have created a list of some local facilities that do accept trade waste. Please note that this list has been provided in good faith, but should not be taken as exhaustive or as an endorsement of the companies listed.

Other information and services

Asbestos

North London residents can dispose of cement-bonded asbestos at the site for disposal in deep landfill. You must pre-book with the site if you are planning to drop off asbestos. Email hornseystrandr@londonenergyltd.com or call 07557 205 292 to make an appointment. 

Site staff will need to:

  • Check that there is enough space in the asbestos container
  • Know how much asbestos you need to dispose of

Before taking the asbestos waste to the RRC, please ensure that it is double wrapped in thick polythene sheeting and fully sealed with strong tape, or alternatively, that small pieces are sealed in thick plastic sacks. You should take care not to break any material into pieces to fit into a bag. Under no circumstances should you use a saw or disc cutter to reduce the size of the sheets as this will generate asbestos dust.

Alternatively, a free asbestos collection can be ordered from the City of London through their hazardous waste collection and disposal service for London residents. 

Hard Plastics Trial

As part of a new trial, north London residents can now dispose of hard plastics at Hornsey Street, please use the A-Z search function to find out which hard plastics can be recycled.

Furniture reuse

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. 

Charity Waste

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 LaneHornsey 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.

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.

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions about visiting a reuse and recycling centre, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Small Journey, BIG IMPACT!

Hornsey Street Reuse and Recycling Centre is an NLWA managed site.