Re-use and recycling centres and sites

Acton re-use and recycling centre

To visit this recycling centre, you must book a slot in advance. Please only visit for essential trips.

Book a recycling centre time slot

Location: Stirling Road, W3 8DJ
Tel: (020) 8993 7580

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

No vans are allowed on this site, domestic or commercial and no commercial or business waste is accepted. 

How to recycle

Most materials are collected separately and you will find it easier and quicker to separate items before visiting.

The following recyclable materials are accepted:

Material Type of material accepted and how to recycle it

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.

Cans, tins and aerosol cans

All food tins, drinks cans, foil and aerosols. Please rinse out cans and crush.

No gas canisters or spray paints.


All types


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


Any clothing including under garments, belts, bags, handkerchiefs, towels, bed linen, curtains, blankets, scrap material. Please put items in carrier bags before depositing in recycling bin.


Pairs only - shoes should be tied together or placed in a carrier bag.

No single shoes.


All types of household plastic, pots, tubs, trays, bottles. Please rinse containers out first.

No polystyrene, pvc or clingfilm or bubble wrap


Any kind of metal items including washing machines, bicycles and cookers.

Garden waste

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

No food waste, large trees, soil, fallen fruit or plastic bags. The garden waste collection scheme and home composting is an alternative to disposing of garden waste at the recycling centres.

Engine oil

Motor engine oil. Please keep separate from cooking oil.

Cooking oil

Please keep separate from motor engine oil. 

Aerosol cans

No gas canisters or spray paints.


Re-usable books in good condition. 

Small electrical items

Vacuum cleaners, televisions, computers etc

Toner cartridges

All types accepted.


Old toys, games, videos are collected by a local charity.

Mobile phones

All phones, pda and notebooks