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Reuse and Recycling Centres

Reuse and Recycling Centre

Haringey's two Reuse and Recycling Centres are open to the public as a free service. Some residents may know these facilities as civic amenity sites, 'the dump' or 'the tip'.

Staff are on hand to help residents separate their waste into items for recycling or reuse.

Please note that the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is now responsible for running the Reuse and Recycling Centres.

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Using the centres

Please note that there is a height restriction for vehicles entering the centres of 1.8m (6 feet).

Residents

The centres are for the use of residents only for the disposal of household waste.

It is advisable for all residents using the centres to bring proof of residency in case they are asked to show this to centre staff, for example when disposing of large quantities of waste or when disposing of waste that appears to be of commercial or industrial origin.

If you're using a van

If you intend to use a van (any vehicle without seats fitted in the back including minibuses with seats removed and pick-up vehicles) to bring your waste or items for re-use and recycling, please call NLWA on the appropriate number below at least 24 hours prior to visiting the site as only pre-booked vans will be allowed to tip.

  • Park View Road - Tottenham 020 8884 5613
  • Western Road - Wood Green - 020 8884 5614

Full details of the procedure, including the information you will be required to provide, are available on the NLWA website (external link).

Businesses

Businesses are not permitted to use the Reuse and Recycling Centres. 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.

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What we accept

The list below shows the items that can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centres. Please also note the information on what we cannot accept, and the other ways to get rid of unwanted items:

  • Fridges and freezers
  • Electrical items
  • Household batteries
  • Scrap metal
  • Garden waste
  • Wood and timber
  • Hardcore and rubble
  • Cooking oil
  • Used engine oil
  • Car batteries
  • Textiles and shoes
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Cardboard
  • Drinks cartons
  • Paper
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Food tins and drinks cans
  • Mobile phones
  • Printer cartridges
  • Telephone directories
  • Books
  • DVDs, CDs and tapes
  • Tools
  • Unwanted spectacles
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Energy-saving lightbulbs
  • Paint

Any household waste which is not recyclable, including bulky items like furniture, should be placed in the container marked General Waste.

Not accepted

Asbestos, solvents and pesticides will not be accepted at the Reuse and Recycling Centres. To arrange for a collection of these items please call the Corporation of London on 020 7606 3030. For further information, please visit our Hazardous and Clinical Waste Page.

Gas cylinders and car tyres cannot be accepted at the Reuse and Recycling Centres but can be collected from your home at no cost. To arrange a collection contact the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre:
Tel: 020 8885 7700
Email: enquiries.haringey@veolia.co.uk

Japanese Knotweed cannot be accepted at the Reuse and Recycling Centres, and residents are asked to ensure that they do not put any of this plant material into the garden waste skips. Free collections of Japanese Knotweed for safe disposal are available - please see the Japanese Knotweed page for more information.

Other ways to get rid of unwanted items

The Reuse and Recycling Centres have skips and containers for a wide range of items, to be passed on to other organisations to use or sent for recycling into new products.

However, there are other ways to get rid of unwanted items so that they can be reused or recycled, including materials that can only be put into the general waste skip if they are taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centres:

  • There are tips and advice for reducing and reusing waste on the reducing your waste pages.
  • The Recycling A to Z provides advice on how to get rid of a huge range of items and materials.
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Location and opening times - Tottenham

Haringey's Reuse and Recycling Centre in Tottenham is on Park View Road, N17.

Opening times

Park View Road Reuse and Recycling Centre is open:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 4pm

The Centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

Location

Park View Road Reuse and Recycling Centre can be found at:

Park View Road
Tottenham
N17 9AY

The centre is clearly signposted from Monument Way, on the Tottenham one-way system.

Note: The centre cannot be accessed from Ashley Road N17.

Recycling Map
© Crown copyright. All rights reserved LBH (100019199), 2008

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Location and opening times - Western Road, Wood Green (replaces the Hornsey site)

Haringey's new Reuse and Recycling Centre in Wood Green is located off Western Road, N22 6UG - just off Coburg Road.

Please note: the Western Road Reuse and Recycling Centre has replaced the High Street site in Hornsey, which is no longer open to the public (as of 23 June 2014).

Opening times

Western Road Reuse and Recycling Centre is open:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 4pm
(9am to 12:30pm on a Sunday before a bank holiday)

The centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

Western Road Recycling Centre Map
© Crown copyright. All rights reserved LBH (100019199), 2008

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Contact the North London Waste Authority

For additional queries about the Reuse and Recycling Centres please contact the North London Waste Authority:

Tel 020 8489 5730
Email post@nlwa.gov.uk
Web
NLWA website (external link)

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More recycling options

Many materials can be recycled using collection services directly from your home, and the council and its partners have also provided recycling banks for additional materials around the borough. For information on the options for recycling a wide range of materials, please visit our Recycling A to Z page.

If you are keen to offer any items you are getting rid of to a school then you will need to arrange this directly with their staff. For a list of Haringey's schools, including contact information, please visit our education page.

Sourcing raw materials

The council is unfortunately not able to allow residents, businesses or other groups to take materials away from the Reuse and Recycling Centres.

If you are looking for a source of raw materials for an art project then the best route is often to make an arrangement with a school, community centre or business which may be able to collect the items you need separately.

If you run a business in the materials or recycling industry then please be aware that the council has contracts in place for the collection and treatment of all of the material collected at the Reuse and Recycling Centres, and will therefore not be able to enter into a new contract with your organisation.

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