Summers Lane recycling and reuse centre
Visiting Summers Lane
You no longer need to book in advance to visit Summers Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre. You can simply arrive at the site during opening hours.
Read more about this decision on the North London Waste Authority website
Before using this service, please consider options to give away or reuse items
Conditions of entry to Summers Lane
Check the latest information for the site before you leave home.
The site is open to:
A limited number of cars will be allowed on-site at once. Only 2 people should leave the car while on site.
You should sort your items into different types before you arrive, this will minimise congestion on site.
Site staff are available to help disabled people with unloading. Please bring proof of disability with you.
If you don't have a disability, you will need to carry your items by yourself or with 1 other person.
For visits in a van, make a booking at least 24 hours in advance of your visit. Proof of residency, such as a utility bill is required for van bookings.
Please keep children and dogs in your car or van during your visit for their own safety.
The site is open 7 days a week from 9am to 4pm.
The site will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
If you are visiting near to closing time, please arrive 15 minutes before the site closes. Residents arriving later than this might not be allowed in.
Summers Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre is managed by North London Waste Authority.
You can contact the site on 0207 464 2225.
What you can take to Summers Lane
Items you can bring:
- car batteries
- cooking oil
- food tins and drink cans
- fridges and freezers
- fluorescent tubes
- mixed glass bottles and jars
- gas bottles
- garden waste
- hardcore and rubble
- large appliances
- mixed light bulbs
- mixed paper and card
- mixed plastic packaging
- mobile phones
- plastic packaging
- printer cartridges
- scrap metal
- small electrical appliances
- TVs and monitors
- mixed textiles and clothes
- used engine oil
- wood and timber
Please check the full list of items accepted
Check what to do with a range of items by using the North London Waste Authority A to Z of materials
Or find out what to do with a particular item by searching for it
You can now deposit unwanted but good condition DIY materials or take them for free from the designated area at the Reuse and Recycling Centre. This is available on a trial basis which will run throughout the summer. Items include:
- odd tiles
If you'd like to drop off or collect any DIY materials please speak to a member of onsite staff for information and potential restrictions.
Give away or reuse items
Consider giving your items away that are in fair or good condition.
This may benefit others who might be in need of your item.
They also might be willing to collect from you saving you a trip and reducing costs.