Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre

Recycle info


48 Kings Road Chingford E4 7HR (near Pimp Hall).

Telephone number:

For the Reuse and Recycling Centre: 020 8529 2279

For the Reuse Shop, Second Time around Shop: 020 8524 2567

About the site Click to get info

This site accepts sorted household recyclable materials only; no general waste can be disposed of at this site. This site has a reuse shop onsite called the Second Time around Shop, which has selected opening times and days.

This site is owned and managed by the North London Waste Authority.

Please note that the site: 

  • Has a vehicle height restriction of 1.85 metres
  • Only accepts sorted, household recyclables materials or items for reuse
  • Does not accept any household waste
  • Does not accept trade waste
  • Does not accept vans
  • A van is defined as a vehicle or pick-up truck with no rear windows or no rear seats
  • Has a reuse shop on site which has selected opening days and times

Site opening times Click to get info

  • Monday to Sunday: 8.45am to 4.15pm
  • Closed on 25 December, 26 December and 1 January

What the site accepts Click to get info

  • Batteries 
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Car Batteries
  • Cooking Oil
  • Engine Oil
  • Fluorescent Light Tubes
  • Furniture 
  • Garden Waste
  • Gas Bottles
  • Glass Bottles and Glass Jars
  • Hard Plastics
  • Hard-core and Rubble
  • Large Electrical Appliances
  • Lightbulbs
  • Mobile Phones
  • Paint
  • Paper, Card and Cardboard
  • Plastic Bottles, Trays and Tubs
  • Printer Ink Cartridges
  • Rubble
  • Soil
  • Scrap Metal
  • Small Electrical Items
  • Tetra  Style Cartons
  • Textiles and Shoes
  • Tins, Cans, Aerosols and Foil 
  • Tools for Reuse
  • Wood and Timber
  • Asbestos
  • Household chemicals 
  • Household waste
  • Plasterboard
  • Tarmac
  • Tiles
  • Trade waste
  • Tyres

Bringing rubble or soil Click to get info

Residents can bring:

  • up to six standard rubble sacks of rubble each month
  • up to six standard rubble sacks of soil each month

A standard rubble sack is 20 inches by 30 inches or equivalent. The site accepts bricks, concrete and paving stones as rubble, but not plasterboard, tarmac or tiles.

Plasterboard and tiles can be taken to South Access Road site for disposal.

Tarmac cannot be taken to any of our public sites in Waltham Forest and needs to be disposed of at Bywaters trade site, Gateway Road, Leyton. There is a charge to use this site.

Residents can use the Bywaters trade waste site at Gateway Road (turn left for the trade waste site). There will be a charge.

Second Time around Shop Click to get info

This is a reuse shop based at Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Items for sale could include furniture, toys, sports equipment and other household items. The items have been donated to the shop for reuse by residents or collected from the other reuse and recycling centres in the borough and would have otherwise been thrown away.

Opening Times/Days

The shop is open Wednesday to Saturday: 9am to 4.30pm.

The shop is also open on the first Sunday of the month: 9am to 4.30pm.

The shop is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Contact Number

For the Reuse Shop only: 020 8524 2567


There is a bicycle reuse scheme in operation with Recycle your Cycle.  Recycle your Cycle work with the UK prison service to provide training in the refurbishment of bicycles. Bicycles are then sold through charity shops across the country as well as in the Second Time around Shop.

Any bicycles that are disposed of at site that are not suitable for reuse are recycled.


Any furniture that is suitable to be used again will be inspected, safety checked and sold at the Second Time around Shop at Kings Road Reuse and Recycling Centre, Chingford.

Furniture such as upholstered furniture without a fire label, with missing parts, damage that may make the item unsafe or which fail the quality inspection for any other reason will not be accepted, but will be sent for recycling where possible.


Paint bought to this site is reused as part of the Community Re-Paint scheme. Residents and community groups can purchase the paint at a reduced price by visiting the Forest Recycling Project (FRP).

When residents place their organic waste in the brown bin or communal food waste bin, the organic waste is taken to a composting facility where it is turned into compost. Compost is available in 30 litre bags - limit of 2 bags per person per month.