Chigwell Road tip: reuse and recycling

Chigwell Road tip is open for refuse disposal. We are now able to accept larger vehicles carrying household waste. All vehicles under 3,500kg maximum permissible mass and single axle trailers are allowed. If you are driving a van, please bring your vehicle's V5C logbook to prove it is below the weight threshold. Jenkins Lane tip is open for larger vehicles.

The tip is not open for commercial waste at the moment. Social distancing measures will be in place restricting the number of cars that can enter the site, so please expect delays.

We have a live view stream of approach road to the Chigwell Road Reuse and Recycling Centre. Please press play below. If you see vehicles queuing towards the camera, you may wish to delay your visit to another time or use one of the other Reuse and Recycling Centres.

Live stream for Chigwell Reuse and Recycling Centre



Chigwell Road
Woodford Bridge
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Chigwell Road Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) is the only tip in Redbridge. It is managed by Renewi on behalf of the East London Waste Authority (ELWA).

You are able to use other tips nearby, for details, please visit the Gerpins Lane webpage and the Jenkins Lane webpage for more details and opening times.

Changes to Restricted Waste

Anyone using a van or a vehicle towing a trailer to deposit waste and recycling at the East London Waste Authority (ELWA) Reuse and Recycling Centres (RRCs) is required to make a booking in advance. From January 1st 2024, a booking will also be required for any vehicle bringing in DIY/renovation waste. This easy to use system is aimed at relieving traffic congestion at busy times and improving recycling performance. 

Any issues regarding this are for East London Waste Authority and not London Borough of Redbridge.

They have all details here



Opening times

The site is open over the Spring Bank Holiday (Thursday and Friday)

  • Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 4.30pm (gates will shut at 4.15pm) Gates may close at 4pm during the Covid-19 period.
  • Weekends: 8am to 4pm (gates will shut at 3.45pm) Gates may close at 3pm during the Covid-19 period

Nearby tips, Gerpins Lane and Jenkins Lane have longer opening hours.


Please avoid visiting near closing time as the tip may shut before you reach the front of the queue.


Proof of address

You will need to take a form of identification showing your current address.

This must be either (or both)

  • Council Tax bill
  • Drivers licence

These are the documents that can be used. We will not accept bank statements or any other form of I.D

Please note that the the use of Chigwell Road is restricted only to residents of Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Newham and Havering.


There are some restrictions in place at the moment. 

The following are not currently allowed at the site:

  • Large vehicles over 3,500kg maximum permissible mass
  • No Luton vans, or vans with tail lifts or tippers of any size
  • Commercial waste is not allowed.


Accepted waste, recycling and reusable items.

Listed are the items that are usually accepted but please only bring waste you can’t store safely at home and use our waste and recycling collection services where possible. 

Please only bring items for disposal if you absolutely have to.


(items donated to local charities for refurbishment or resale at low cost)

  • bikes 
  • books 
  • furniture in good condition
  • paint
  • printer cartridges (please remove packaging)
  • shoes in good condition 
  • textiles in a good condition
  • empty gas bottles
  • laughing gas canisters


  • aluminium foil
  • batteries, including car batteries
  • cans and tins
  • cardboard
  • paper and thinner card (like greetings cards/cereal boxes)
  • cooking oil
  • electrical goods - small and large 
  • fluorescent tubes
  • light bulbs
  • TVs and monitors
  • garden waste
  • glass bottles and jars
  • hard plastic (i.e. garden chairs, plastic flower pots, buckets, storage boxes, toys)
  • plastic bottles (no other plastic packaging, only that shaped as a bottle)
  • scrap metal
  • juice cartons and takeaway paper coffee cups ('Tetra Packs' used for juice, soup, sauces)
  • tyres
  • used engine oil
  • white goods (fridges, freezers, washing machines, cookers)
  • ceramics (crockery, ceramic garden pots)
  • wood and timber 

Items or materials that have been generated from building, renovation or DIY work are 'restricted waste'

Restricted waste is limited to 1000kg per rolling year per household.

Number plate recognition cameras are in place to prevent businesses and tradespeople from using a service designed for residents. 

Details here

Restricted items include (not an exhaustive list):

  • bathroom suites (baths, basins, toilets, tiles)
  • kitchen cabinets
  • pond materials
  • windows and doors
  • structural wood
  • roofing materials
  • hardcore, rubble and tiles
  • soil and sand
  • carpet
  • fence panels, sheds and structural wood (i.e. doorframes/skirting board)
  • flooring
  • carpet is there but need to include Underlay
  • plasterboard
  • radiators and Boilers
  • insulation Foam
  • pipes and other plumbing