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's considered commercial waste and you'll have to pay a charge for its disposal.

You'll need to show proof of residence when you arrive at the RRC, even if you come by foot, motorbike or bicycle. We'll 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 2 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.

Please note you'll need to make a booking at least 3 days prior to visiting the RRC

RRC van booking

Opening hours

The RRC is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm every day, all year round, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when the centre will be closed. 

Changes to collections Christmas 2017/2018
Your normal collection day Your revised collection day

Monday 25 December 2017

Wednesday 27 December 2017

Tuesday 26 December 2017

Thursday 28 December 2017

Wednesday 27 December 2017

Friday 29 December 2017

Thursday 28 December 2017

Saturday 30 December 2017

Friday 29 December 2017

Sunday 31 December 2017

Monday 1 January 2018

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Thursday 4 January 2018

Thursday 4 January 2018

Friday 5 January 2018

Friday 5 January 2018

Saturday 6 January 2018

All collections return to normal Monday 8 January 2018.

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're using satellite navigation(sat nav) to find the RRC, 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

Page last updated: 08 November 2017