Soil and rubble policy
Each north London household can take up to six standard rubble sacks of soil and six standard rubble sacks of rubble to Summers Lane RRC each month. A standard rubble sack is a 20" by 30" (51cm by 76cm) sack or equivalent.
**Please note that we are not currently able to recycle soil so it would need to go in our general waste container.
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.
Second Time Around Reuse Shop
Second Time Around has now reopened
A reuse shop is located within this site selling a range of items which could include furniture, sports equipment, clothes and other household items. The items for sale have been donated to Second Time Around for reuse by residents or collected from other Reuse and Recycling Centres managed by North London Waste Authority in the area and would have otherwise been thrown away. The RRCs and Second Time Around are operated by LondonEnergy Ltd.
Donate items to the shop
If you have any items that you plan on taking to your local RRC, consider if they could be used by another individual or whether someone else might be interested in upcycling them into new products. If so and you are visiting the Kings Road RRC, take your item(s) into the shop instead of placing them in one of the recycling containers.
Second Time Around opening times
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
The shop is also open from 09:00-16:00 on the 1st Sunday of each month.
Materials not accepted
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.
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.
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 Kings 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.