Regis Road Household Waste Recycling Centre is open:
Monday to Sunday: 8am to 3.45pm
Closed: 25 December, 26 December and 1 January
Access to the HWRC
The HWRC is for the use of residents only for the disposal of household waste. Commercial, trade or industrial waste is not permitted.
Businesses and traders have a duty of care under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act, 1990, to dispose of their waste and recycling in a legal and proper manner. Businesses should contact the Environment Agency for further information. Pedestrian access is available to the site.
Van and trailer procedures
If you intend to use a van/trailer* to bring your waste or items for re-use and recycling please call 020 7974 7133 at least 24 hours prior to visiting the site as only pre-booked vans/trailers will be allowed to tip.
Residents will be asked for the following information:
o Address and postcode
o Date of proposed visit
o Vehicle registration (or name of hire company if registration is not known)
You will need to bring one form of identification (ID) with you on the day, as proof that you live in the borough. Forms of ID that are accepted:
o council tax bill
o driving licence
o utility bill
o rent agreement
o bank statement
o mobile phone bill
* Vans are defined as any vehicle without seats fitted in the back, including minibuses with seats removed and crew cab type (pick-up) vehicles. Trailer bookings apply to trailers of all sizes.
The number of vans allowed to visit each day will be restricted to 20.
The number of visits residents can make to a site in a van will be limited to 5 visits per annum.
The following materials are accepted at Regis Road HWRC.
Please separate materials for recycling.
- Car batteries
- CDs, DVDs
- Cooking oil
- Drinks cartons (cardboard)
- Electrical items
- Energy-saving lightbulbs
- Engine oil
- Fluorescent tubes
- Fridges and freezers
- Garden waste
- Glass bottles and jars
- Hardcore and rubble
- Household batteries
- Mobile phones
- Paint (suitable for re-use)
- Paper and cardboard
- Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
- Printer cartridges
- Re-use items e.g. furniture suitable for resale by local charities. Please speak to site staff for further information.
- Scrap metal
- Textiles and shoes
- Tins and cans (food and drink)
- TVs and monitors
- Wood and timber
Any household waste which is not recyclable or suitable for re-use should be placed in the container marked 'General Waste'.
Materials not accepted on site
Regis Road HWRC does not accept the following materials:
- Asbestos - cement bonded asbestos can be accepted at Hornsey Street HWRC in Islington. Asbestos must be pre-booked before dropping off at the site. Full details can be found on the Hornsey Street HWRC information page.
- Household and garden chemicals - a collection service can be arranged with the City of London. Full details can be found on the City of London website http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/household-waste-and-recycling/Pages/Hazardous-Waste.aspx
Paint Re-Use Scheme
Regis Road operates a re-use scheme for good quality re-usable paints for community groups and others to re-use.
Residents can donate good quality paint suitable for re-use at the recycling centre. Please place paint in the designated area on site or speak to a member of staff for assistance.
Paint is free for community groups, charities and sports clubs to collect from the site by appointment. For more details please contact us on 020 8489 5730 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The following paints are accepted on site:
o Re-usable paint in the original container; less than 10 years old; and at least half full o Emulsion (water based paint) including vinyl matt and vinyl silk
o Oil-based paint, including gloss, eggshell and satin
o Masonary paint
o Tile paint
o Varnishes and wood stains
We cannot accept the following paint:
o Dried paint or paint more than 10 years old
o Paint thinners e.g. white spirit
o Paint brush cleaners
o Paint strippers
o Wood preservatives and treatment; creosote, exterior or wood preserver
o Specialist car and industrial paints
o Aerosol and spray paints
o Paint not in its original container
o Hazardous paints (paint tins with a hazardous symbol)
o Paint from decorators / businesses
Paint which is not suitable for re-use is not accepted. Liquid paint cannot be placed into the general waste. However paint which has hardened into a solid paint residue can be placed within the general waste for disposal.
Hazardous materials associated with painting such as paint thinners, white spirits etc can be disposed of via the hazardous waste collection service operated by the City of London. Please see the City of London’s website for more details. http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/household-waste-and-recycling/Pages/Hazardous-Waste.aspx
Health and Safety
Please adhere to the following rules when on site.
- Please follow the speed limit on site and be aware of other vehicle users and pedestrians
- Children and pets must remain inside the vehicle at all times whilst on site
- Consider wearing sensible shoes and gloves where appropriate whilst on site.
- No smoking is permitted on site
- Take care on the steps
- If your require assistance on site please speak to a member of staff
Compost for sale
30 litre bags of compost are available to purchase on site. The compost is made from garden waste which has been collected and processed in north London. Please contact the site on 020 7974 7133 to check how much is available before travelling to the site.
Frequently Asked Questions Is trade/business waste accepted?
We do not accept any form of trade or business waste. If we suspect that you are bringing trade waste to our site we will investigate you and you may be liable for prosecution. If I accompany my builder to the site, with my building waste, will you let me in?
No, the waste remains trade waste. I run my business from home, not from commercial premises, does this mean my waste is trade?
Yes, the waste has been generated as a result of business activities, and not from the activities of the household. I’m a landlord, can I dispose of waste from my rental properties?
No, waste arising from rental properties is classed as trade waste. Any waste from maintenance of the property including construction and demolition waste, furniture from furnished properties, and bulky items for disposal on change of tenancy, must be disposed of as trade waste. I have a trailer, can I use it to take my waste to the HWRC?
Trailers are permitted in the HWRC, but require booking in 24 hours in advance as per the van procedure. This applies for trailers of all sizes. What happens to the re-use materials collected on site?
Materials set aside for re-use at the site are collected by local charitiy, Restore Community Projects. Further information on Restore Community Projects can be found on their website; www.restorecommunityprojects.org Can I take items from the site?
We have a legal duty to ensure that all waste brought to the centre is disposed or recycled by an authorised organisation. The handling of waste is subject to strict regulatory controls. Furthermore, waste can be contaminated or hazardous and must be handled with caution. For these reasons, North London Waste Authority does not allow items to be removed from the site by residents or unauthorised organisations.