Small amounts of DIY waste and building materials can be taken to one of north London's reuse and recycling centres (RRC) where you can recycle hardcore material such as rubble, concrete and soil. Each north London household can take up to six standard rubble sacks of soil and six standard rubble sacks of rubble to an RRC each month. A standard rubble sack is 20” by 30” sack or equivalent. Commercial building waste cannot be taken to an RRC. For larger projects we advise hiring a skip, most skip providers will usually sort and recycle materials for you.
You can also take reusable DIY waste to one of our DIY reuse points (opens in a new window) at South Access Road Reuse and Recycling Centre in Waltham Forest or Summers Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre in Barnet.