Re-use and recycling centres and sites

Greenford Road re-use and recycling centre

Location: Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 9AP

Book a slot

To visit this recycling centre, you must book a slot in advance. 

Opening times

From October 2023 changes are being made to the opening days at Greenford Household Reuse and Recycling Centre. The centre will continue to be open all year round except for Wednesdays, Thursdays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. In the West London Waste Authority area, there are several alternative reuse and recycling centres that can be used by residents and trade customers. Ealing residents must book an appointment and show proof of residency and photo ID. Charges apply for DIY waste and trade waste. 

1 April to 30 September 
8am to 5pm
Last booking slot: 4pm to 4:30pm
Weighbridge closes: 4:30pm

1 October to 31 March 
8am to 4pm
Last booking slot: 3pm to 3:30pm
Weighbridge closes: 3:30pm 

Please allow yourself plenty of time for unloading. All vans must enter the site via the weighbridge due to height restrictions. Charges may apply. 

What can be recycled

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.

Material If accepted and how to recycle it
Charges may apply
 All mattresses accepted 
Paint All types accepted and sent for re-use in the community
Toner cartridges All types accepted 
Garden waste Grass clippings, pruning's, dead flowers. No plastic bags, fruit, food waste, soil or logs. 
Fridges and freezers All accepted, please separate from scrap metal 
Cardboard All types accepted
Electronics (e-goods) All accepted except lithium batteries
Plastics All types of household plastics. No polystryene, PVC, clingfilm or bubble wrap
Paper Newspapers, magazines, junk mail and non-window envelopes
Cans and tins All food and drink cans. Please rinse/crush where possible. 
Textiles Any clothing including belts, bags, handkerchiefs, towels, bed linen, blankets and materials. Shoes should be tied together in a carrier bag. 
Mobile phones All accepted however, preferably disposed of with the charger enabling them to be repaired and in some cases re-used
Storage tanks and boilers All accepted pending the items do not contain any form of asbestos
DIY or building waste
Charges apply
All concrete, turf, paving slabs, soil, greenhouses, plasterboard, kitchen fittings, cupboards and worktops, painted wood, skirting boards, wooden worktops, sheds, fences, rubble, rocks, stones, tarmac, decking, timber, plaster, roofing tiles, slates, felt, windows, doors including glass and frames, wall and floor tiles, bathroom suites and fittings, pallets and any material used in DIY demolition, renovation and construction projects. 

Recycling mattresses 

  • residents may dispose of up to two mattresses for free every 12 months
  • more than two at a time, or more than two visits per year, will be considered as trade waste and will result in an £15 charge per mattress

DIY or building waste 


Anyone disposing of DIY, construction, demolition or excavation waste, or waste in a van, that is not a resident will be asked to enter the site via the weighbridge where a commercial charge will be applied.

DIY or building waste - residents

To verify residency both of the following forms of identification will be needed:

  • proof of address - bank statement, utility bill or council tax bill
  • photo identification - driving licence (with address that matches the above)

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 £26.30 per 100kg. Residents are entitled to have a weekly allocation of 60kg of DIY waste. This is the equivaliant of 2x 50L rubble bags or one item no larger than 2m x 0.75m x 0.7m free of charge.  Additional waste will be chargeable. Residents are not entitled to roll their allocation over to the next week to gain a larger free weight allowance.

Some DIY and construction items such as paint, carpets and underlay, and appliances like washing machines, fridges and freezers, will continue to be free of charge for residents, as long as they have been sorted for recycling and have provided the appropriate ID.

If you are carrying any of the waste listed below, you will be charged £26.30 per 100kg:

  • soil turf, fencing, sheds and greenhouses
  • bricks, rubble, stones, slabs, wall and floor tiles, slates, roofing materials and tarmac
  • plasterboard and plaster, timber, doors and windows, floorboards and skirting
  • kitchen and bathroom units/fittings
  • plumbing
  • wiring

We do not accept any form of asbestos at this site. Cement bonded asbestos is accepted at Abbey Road reuse and ecycling centre. For all other types, please seek an alternative method of appropriate disposal, view advice on what to do with asbestos.


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

Residents using a vehicle below 1.8 metres/5 feet 11 inches, and carrying their own household waste can enter the site via the height restricted entrance. Vehicles above this height or carrying commercial or DIY/building waste must enter the site via the weighbridge. Vehicles must not exceed 3.5 tonnes (gross) weight. 

Visitors in hire cars or 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