Reuse and Recycling Centre

If you're a Southwark resident you can dispose of a wide range of unwanted household and garden items at the Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) for free.

Please note that only Southwark residents can use the RRC. Van users will need a permit

Please note the RRC can only be used for waste from your own household and can't be used by trades or businesses. If you're a landlord, you won't be able to use the RRC for waste from your tenants or former tenants. It is considered commercial waste and you will have to pay a charge for its disposal.

You will need to show proof of residence when you arrive at the RRC, even if you come by foot, motorbike or bicycle. We will accept a current UK photo-card driving licence or two of the following:

  • current Council Tax bill
  • recent utility bill
  • recent bank statement

For residents arriving by van, a current UK photo-card driving licence will be required as well as two of the following:

  • current Council Tax bill
  • recent utility bill
  • recent bank statement

New van restrictions and pre-booking requirement

From 2nd January 2017 householders using vans to bring waste to the Centre will be required to book in advance and will be restricted to four tips per calendar year.

RRC van booking

Opening hours

The RRC is open seven days a week from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

The RRC is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Location

The Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) is located at the following address:

Reuse and Recycling Centre
43 Devon Street (off Old Kent Road)
London SE15 1AL

If you are using satellite navigation(sat nav) to find the RRC, please use postcode SE15 1JR.

Please note that entry and exits to the site are one way.  Please take the second left off the roundabout to enter the RRC.  When leaving the RRC take the first left off the roundabout to the separate exit road.

Please wear sturdy footwear when visiting the RRC

Last updated: 23 March 2017