Re-use and recycling centres

Greenford Road Re-use and Recycling centre

  • Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex, UB6 9AP
    Opening times: Mon-Sun, 8am–5pm (between 1 April-30 September) and 8am–4pm (between 1 October-31 March).

Tel: (020) 8578 5674

The centre is open all year round except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Most materials are collected separately and you will find it easier and quicker to separate items before visiting the recycling banks and re-use and recycling centres.

The following materials are accepted:

Material Type of material accepted and how to recycle it

Garden waste

All garden waste eg grass clippings, prunings, dead flowers.

No plastic bags should be put in the bin and large logs should be put in the wood bin. No food waste, large trees, soil, fallen fruit or plastic bags. The garden waste collection scheme and composting also provide an alternative to disposing of garden waste in the waste and recycling centres.

Wood

Mixed wood including laminate, chipboard, MDF, painted wood.

Metal

Any kind of Metal including washing machines, bicycles and cookers. Fridges or freezers kept separate from scrap metal.

Cardboard

All types.

Construction, excavation and demolition waste, soil*

All concrete, bricks, soil, paving slabs.

*Construction, excavation and demolition materials must enter the site via the weighbridge where a commercial charge may apply.

Furniture

Must be in a reasonable condition and comply with fire regulations.

Electrical goods

hi-fi, computers, irons, vacuums, etc. and fluorescent tubes, low energy light bulbs.

Batteries

Small domestic batteries and car batteries. No lithium batteries.

Engine oil

Motor engine oil. Please keep separate from cooking oil.

Fridges and freezers

Please keep separate from scrap metal.

Glass bottles and jars

All glass bottles and jars of any colour. Please rinse out all containers. Glass bins are separated into clear, green and brown (blue glass should go into the green glass bin).

No drinking glasses, window glass, Pyrex, glass ornaments or any other glass objects.

Plastics

All types of  household plastic and hard plastics such as, garden furniture, pay equipment, wheelie bins, bumpers and dashboards, buckets and bins.

Please rinse plastic food and drink containers out first.

No polystyrene, pvc, clingfilm/wrap, bubble wrap

Cans, tins and aerosol cans

All food and drinks cans. Please rinse out cans and crush if possible taking care of any sharp edges.

No gas canisters or spray paints.

Paper

All newspaper, magazines, junk mail, directories and non-window envelopes.

Old clothes, other textiles and shoes

Any clothing including under garments, belts, bags, handkerchiefs, towels, bed linen, curtains, blankets, material.

Only shoe pairs - should be tied together or placed in a carrier bag.

Bric-a-brac

CDs, videos, books and records etc  accepted and re-sold by charity.

Mobile phones

Preferably dispose with the phone's charger enabling them to be repaired and re-used in some cases.

Spectacles

All types accepted and sent to the developing world for re-use.

Toner cartridges

All types accepted.

Paint

All types accepted and sent for re-use in the community.

Cooking oil 

Please keep separate from motor engine oil.

Mattresses

All mattresses accepted from non commercial properties. Charges will apply to landlords and private companies/organisations.

Carpet All types accepted including underlay. Charges will apply to landlords and private companies/organisations.

Please note: Construction, excavation and demolition materials transported in a vehicle below the height restriction must enter the site via the weighbridge where a commercial charge may apply.

Weighbridge staff have absolute discretion over what constitutes household or commercial waste, whether or not supporting documents are provided. Access without charge is at the discretion of weighbridge staff. 

DIY waste 

The amount of DIY waste allowed is limited to no more than 150kg per month. DIY waste includes construction, excavation and demolition materials, vehicles with this type of waste must enter the site via the weighbridge where a commercial charge may apply.

The weighbridge staff have absolute discretion over what constitutes household or commercial waste, whether or not supporting documents are provided.  Access without charge is at the discretion of weighbridge staff.  

Weighbridge

The weighbridge is a facility that weighs and records commercial and household waste before disposal.

Residents using their own vehicle and carrying their own household waste in a vehicle below 1.8m/5'11 can enter the site via the height restricted, non-commercial entrance. Vehicle above this height or carrying commercial or DIY waste must enter the site via the weighbridge.

Visitors in hire vans that are carrying their own domestic household waste need to produce the following documents before they are allowed to tip free of charge:  

  • A copy of the hire agreement.
  • Proof of address - bank statement or phone bill
  • Photo identification - driving licence or passport

Vehicles must not exceed 3.5 tonnes (gross) weight.

The weighbridge is open daily (including weekends):

  • 1 April–30 September: 8am-4.30pm
  • 1 October–31 March: 8am-3.30pm

The weighbridge closes 30 minutes before the re-use and recycling centre closes. Due to height restrictions, all large vehicles and vans must exit the site before the weighbridge closes.   

Storage tanks and boilers

You can dispose of storage tanks and boilers at Greenford Road Re-use and Recycling centre as long as they do not contain any form of asbestos. If they do contain asbestos, you can take them to the West London Waste Authority site in Victoria Road, South Ruislip. For more information, call them on (020) 8841 4546.

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