Reuse and Recycle Centre (RRC)

What can I take to the Reuse and Recycle Centre

You can take household waste and recycling to the Reuse and Recycle Centre (RRC). You can't take trade waste.

We will take and recycle:

  • aluminium foil
  • beverage cartons
  • batteries (household and car) 
  • bicycles
  • books
  • cans
  • cardboard
  • christmas trees
  • computers
  • cookers
  • electrical goods and cables (large and small)
  • engine oil 
  • fridges and freezers
  • fluorescent energy saving bulbs (if intact)
  • garden waste, leaves and grass cuttings
  • glass bottles
  • glass: tableware, pyrex, mirrors and window glass
  • hessian backed carpet *
  • lawn mowers and household garden machinery e.g. strimmers, lawn mowers (fuel/oil must be removed first, if applicable)
  • mattresses *
  • mobile phones
  • paint - water based paint (solidified in its pot)
  • paint cans - empty paint cans (rinsed first)
  • paper 
  • printer toner cartridges
  • plastic bottles
  • rubble (small amounts) 
  • rigid plastics such as children's toys and washing up bowls *
  • shoes
  • scrap metals
  • spectacles/glasses
  • televisions
  • washing machines
  • wood 

We take for reuse:

  • CDs, DVDs, Videos
  • engine oil containers
  • gas cylinders and canisters
  • textiles, fabrics, duvets and pillows

For disposal:

  • non-recyclable household waste

We can't take:

  • oil based paint 
  • asbestos 
  • antifreeze
  • chemicals
  • petrol 
You'll need to contact the City of London Hazardous waste service to get rid of these items.
*recycled where possible.