Abbey Road - Brent Reuse and Recycling Centre

What can you bring?

Our Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) in Abbey Road plays a key role in sustainable resource and waste management.

The Reuse and Recycling Centre is available to Brent residents who wish to recycle a wide range of materials or dispose of bulky waste and general household waste and members of staff are on hand for advice and assistance.

Please be advised that we recommend you only visit the site if you are in a vehicle. West London Waste Authority who own the RRC, do not own the access road which leads into the site. They are therefore unable to add a pedestrian walkway to the road. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this causes.

What we can accept at the centre

We only take household waste. Waste from building work or property redevelopment, such as bricks, hardcore, soil or rubble is not classed as household waste and you will be charged for them.

Business waste requires a business contract to take waste away.

Please note: Items such as printer cartridges from a school are classed as being from a business and would be treated as commercial waste. The school needs to set up a business contract for disposal.

What we recycle for free

  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Mixed textiles and clothes
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aerosols
  • Foil
  • Scrap metal
  • Food tins and drink cans
  • Garden waste
  • Mobile phones
  • TVs and monitors
  • Small appliances
  • Large appliances
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Low energy bulbs
  • Printer cartridges
  • Batteries
  • Cartons
  • Cooking oil
  • Furniture
  • Gas bottles
  • Used engine oil
  • Car batteries

What we recycle for a charge

As a general guide, a charge will apply for the type of items that you wouldn’t take with you when moving house, e.g. fitted wardrobes.

Examples of the types of waste not accepted free of charge are:

  • soil
  • all building and demolition materials
  • bathroom suites and fittings
  • kitchen units or fittings
  • garden materials including sheds
  • fencing and paving.

For any enquiries regarding the charges please visit the West London Waste website or call 020 8965 5497.


Are you in a van?

From 1 August 2017 all vans (including those used by residents for personal purposes) and any other vehicles used for business and/or commercial purposes (including cars, MPV's and the like) must report to the weighbridge on arrival at the site.

These vehicles will be permitted to tip any type of waste (including household waste) between 8am and 3.30pm only.

For health and safety reasons, if you arrive in a van we ask that you wear suitable protective footwear to dispose of your waste.  Steel toe-capped boots are ideal.  Ideally, we ask that you also bring a hi-vis vest and a hard hat; however, these can be provided on-site if needed.

Any resident who brings their personal household waste (for which no charge would normally be made) in a van or other vehicle that would normally be used for commercial purposes must provide two acceptable forms of identification.

1. Current/valid photo ID from a recognised agency (i.e. Passport, UK Photo Card Driving Licence, UK Government ID card or similar)
2. A recent utility bill (no more than four months old and please note that mobile phone bills are not acceptable) or your current council tax bill.

Whatever is produced must show your current home address, the one where the waste you're bringing comes from.

Please note WLWA's decision about what forms of ID are suitable is final and if you have any doubt about what may be accepted please call the site on 020 8965 5497 to check before travelling.

Failure to produce suitable ID will result in either your waste not being able to be deposited or a charge being made for the full load.

If you are in any doubt relating to charging or the use of vans or other commercially used vehicles please call the site on 020 8965 5497 for advice before travelling.

Chargeable waste

All trade waste taken to the reuse and recycling centre is chargeable. View the current price list of charges on the West London Waste website.

Please note: any person visiting the centre with waste that will incur a charge, including trade waste, will only be allowed access to the site up until 3.30pm. This applies if you visit the site in a car or a van.