London Borough of Croydon

Site locations and opening times

Recycling centres in Croydon are for resident use only. You need a permit to use the centres: find out more about the permit scheme.

The sites are open all year round including bank holidays, except Christmas and New Year. Sites get particularly busy at the weekends, so you may have to queue before entering the site.

Factory Lane, West Croydon CR0 3RL

Monday to Saturday: 7.30am to 4.30pm
Sunday: 8.30am to 4pm

Van access: yes, with photo ID
Pedestrian access: yes

Fishers Farm, North Downs Road, New Addington CR0 0LB

Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturday: 9am to 2pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm

Van access: no,
1.85m vehicle height restriction
Pedestrian access: yes

Purley Oaks, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR8 2BG

Monday to Sunday: 8am to 3.30pm

Van access: no
Pedestrian access: no

Vans and large vehicles

The following vehicles are not allowed access to the Fishers Farm and Purley Oaks recycling and reuse centres, and can only access Factory Lane if the driver presents photo ID:

  • van
  • minibus or people carrier
  • pick up
  • commercial 4x4
  • trailer with an internal length of over 1.5 metres

This is necessary due to space constraints at the reuse and recycling centres and commercial waste rules. 

If staff believe that the item(s) that you are attempting to dispose are from commercial activities, you will be turned away. Commercial waste should be disposed of at a licensed site.

Large and heavy vehicles cannot use any of the sites, including, but not limited to:

  • over 3.5 tonnes max gross weight
  • over 5 metres in length
  • over 6 foot 3 inches or 1.93 metres in height
  • fitted with false sides or greedy boards
  • with more than 4 wheels
  • Luton style box vehicles (including any high sided vehicles)
  • flatbed vehicles
  • 2-door pick-ups
  • tipper trucks
  • twin axle trailers
  • vehicles with trailer with a combined length of over 5 metres

Temporary restriction

Access to the sites during opening hours is sometimes limited, to assist the exchange of full containers. An exchange should not take more than 30 minutes.

Please respect our staff

We will not tolerate verbal abuse and/or threatening behaviour towards staff. Such behaviour may lead to removal of access to the sites.

For you safety and that of other users, don't use your mobile phone whilst on site, or you may be asked to leave.



020 8726 6200

Waste carrier registration

08708 506 506
Address Line:

Environment Agency

The Quadrant

99 Parkway Avenue

Sheffield S9 4WG