Recycling centres and sites
The reuse and recycling centres are open. There is no pedestrian or bicycle access. Residents are encouraged to go only for essential trips.
Other than recycling from your home, you can also take your recycling, refuse or items for re-use to centres and neighbourhood sites across the borough.
There are two re-use and recycling centres in the borough, one in Greenford and one in Acton. A wide range of materials and household waste can be recycled at these centres. Materials are collected separately and you may find it easier to divide items in advance.
Greenford and Acton Re-use and Recycling Centres accept domestic refuse and recycling free of charge*.
*Charges apply at all sites for construction, demolition or excavation waste or trade/commercial waste.
Neighbourhood recycling sites can be found spread across the borough, and will collect a range of items. You can use our handy search tool to find out where your nearest neighbourhood recycling site is.
Ealing residents are also able to use Space Waye, Reuse and Recycling Centre North Feltham Trading Estate, Pier Road, Feltham, TW14 OTH.
DIY and building waste - residents
Anyone disposing of mixed loads of construction, demolition or DIY waste will have to enter the site via the weighbridge and will be charged at £23 per 100kg. The site accepts payment by debit/credit card only.
Many items will continue to be free as long as they have been correctly sorted for recycling. Please see the list of materials that will be accepted and where charges will apply on the Greenford Re-use and Recycling Centre page.
People must also provide identification to prove that they are residents and not commercial customers. The following forms of identification will be required:
- proof of address – bank statement, utility bill, council tax bill
- photo identification – driving licence or passport, with address that matches the above
Please note: We do not accept any form of asbestos at the Greenford or Acton sites. View advice on what to do with asbestos.
DIY and building waste - non-residents
Anyone disposing of DIY waste, or waste in a van, that is not a resident will be asked to enter the site via a weighbridge where a commercial charge will be applied. The site accepts payment by debit/credit card only.