London Borough of Croydon

What can be recycled

The sites accept a wide array of materials, helping residents to recycle as much as possible.

There are facilities at the sites to recycle the following materials:

  • Aluminium foil
  • Batteries
  • Books
  • Bric a brac
  • Cans
  • Card
  • Carpet
  • Cookers
  • Cooking oil
  • Dishwashers
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Glass
  • Green waste Soil & rubble
  • Ink cartridges
  • Matresses
  • Metal Gas bottles
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Paper
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastics
  • Postage stamps
  • Shoes
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Tetrapacks
  • Textiles
  • TVs
  • Washing machines
  • Wood

You can report a problem with a household reuse and recycling centre by completing the online form.  

We do not accept commercial waste

Commercial waste is waste produced by a business or commercial activity (even if this takes place within a home). For example, if waste collection and disposal forms any part of a business arrangement such as a 'man with a van' service or disposal of items by trades people carrying out work in a home, this is a commercial activity and therefore commercial waste.

Rental properties - Landlords should note that waste produced from properties that are rented out and disposed of by, or on behalf of the landlord, is classed as commercial waste and as such must be disposed of at a legitimate commercial waste facility which will be chargeable.

Home businesses - Waste generated by a business operating from home is also viewed as commercial waste and as such individuals must arrange a commercial collection.

Moving into a new home - if you are moving into a new home, the clearance of the property, garages and sheds is the responsibility of the previous owner.

Hazardous waste

For advice on how to dispose of the following hazardous waste please contact the Corporation of London on 020 7332 3433 or visit their household waste-hazardous waste webpage.

  • Hazardous waste (asbestos or corrosive, flammable, explosive or toxic substances)
  • Paint or oil.

You may be required to complete an Honesty Form confirming your waste is from your own property.

The centres will only accept household recycling and waste from your own property, commercial waste (commonly known as trade waste) is not accepted.