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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NOW HAVE LIVE VIEW STREAMING OF THE ENTRANCE ROAD TO THE SITE. SO YOU CAN NOW VIEW AND CHECK IF YOU WISH TO SEE THE SITUATION BEFORE YOU HEAD OFF THERE.

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

Please note that it works best in Google Chrome.

Click HERE (scroll down to see the footage)

 

Location

Chigwell Road
Woodford Bridge
IG8 8PP
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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.

 

Opening times

During the Covid-19 period, please ensure you arrive at site before 4pm during the week, and 3pm at weekends as gates will be closing earlier.

  • 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.

Long queues are expected so please only visit if you absolutely have to. Please avoid normal commuting hours as the queue to enter the site may disrupt other road users.

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, for example:

  • Council Tax bill
  • Drivers licence

 

Restrictions

There are some restrictions in place at the moment. We will update this page as restrictions change.

The following are not currently allowed at the site:

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

 

Accepted waste

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.

Re-use: 

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

  • bikes find out more about bike recycling
  • books 
  • furniture in good condition
  • paint
  • printer cartridges (please remove packaging)
  • shoes in good condition 
  • textiles in a good condition
  • empty gas bottles

Recycling:

  • 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. To use this service you must complete a restricted waste authorisation online form 2 working days before visiting the site. Our team will look at how much waste you have tipped this rolling year and provide authorisation based on your record. If you do not have authorisation to tip you will be refused entry to the site.

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)

Asbestos is hazardous waste and can be taken to Jenkins Lane RRC in Newham (IG11 0AD).  It will need to be booked in before you visit by calling Renewi on 0800 389 9918.

 

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