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Frizlands Lane reuse and recycling centre

Frizlands Lane tip re-opened on Monday 11 May. Neighbouring tips in Gerpins Lane (Havering), Jenkins Lane (Newham), and Chigwell Road (Redbridge) also re-opened on Monday 11 May.

Frizlands Lane tip and neighbouring tips in Havering, Newham and Redbridge were closed in March, following government measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Address and opening hours

Face coverings should be worn on site when outside your vehicle. Face coverings can be a simple cloth that covers the nose and mouth.You should arrive at least an hour before the tip closes as the site needs to be clear by closing time.

Frizlands Lane Depot, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7HX.

  • Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday to 7.30am to 4pm
  • Sunday 8am to 4pm
  • Bank Holidays 8am to 4pm

What can I take to the tips?

Following government guidelines, you should only go to the tip if your visit is essential, to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

You can still book a bulky waste collection from your home if you have unwanted items, which you need to dispose of. This service will save you the time and the hassle of having to visit the tip.

East London Waste Authority has a list of the types of waste accepted at Frizlands Lane:

Accepted waste materials

Will there be long queues?

We expect that there will be long queues in the first few days after the tips re-open, and we encourage you to wait until it’s absolutely necessary to visit the tip, to help to reduce waiting times for everyone. The busier the tip is, the longer you will have to queue to get in, and you risk being turned away if roads are blocked.

You should avoid lunchtimes which are usually the busiest time and you should try to get to Frizlands Lane tip earlier in the day.

We will try to ease traffic congestion as much as we can, and we ask you to please cooperate with our staff during this difficult time. Verbal and physical abuse towards staff will not be tolerated.

If a queue will prevent you from entering before the site's closing time, you should use an alternative site or try again another day.

Can I park near the tips?

There are currently no parking facilities near the tips, and vehicles should not stop near the sites.

Will there be any changes to parking near Frizlands Lane tip or road closures?

All parking will be suspended on Rainham Road North, northbound, between Bull Lane and Frizlands Lane, from Monday 11 May for up to six weeks.

The northbound bus stop, just north of Bull Lane, will also be closed from Monday 11 May for up to six weeks. An alternative bus stop is located at Stour Road.

There are no planned road closures.

Is there a limit on how much stuff I can take to the tip?

You should only go to the tip if your visit is essential reasons and can only take household waste which fits into your vehicle.

Small vans are permitted to use the tip but larger vans (over 3.5t maximum permissible mass) will need to use Jenkins Lane. Luton Vans, flat bed vehicles, vans with tail lifts or tippers of any size are not permitted at any reuse and recycling centre.

How many times a day / week can I go to the tip?

To reduce congestion at the tips, we’re asking you to keep your visits to a minimum.

By doing this, you’ll help each household to visit the tip to dispose of their waste and reduce waiting times for everyone.

What ID will I need to use at the tips?

To use any of the centres you will need to bring either your current Council Tax bill or driving

licence with your current address. You will be asked to show your ID through your vehicle window which should remain closed to help us maintain social distancing.

Will there be social-distancing at the tips?

Yes, you should keep two metres from anyone else at all times.

We will limit the number of vehicles that can be allowed into the tips at any one time, and alternative parking bays will be closed off to help keep people at a safe distance from each other.

Only two people will be allowed to step out from each vehicle and children will not be allowed to leave vehicles.

Staff will wear personal protective equipment.

How will you make sure the tips are safe?

The safety of our residents and staff is our number one priority. We will take all necessary precautions to ensure everyone’s safety.

Staff will wear personal protective equipment and surfaces will be cleaned throughout the day to make sure our equipment and facilities are clean and safe for everyone to use.

Residents are reminded to continue following the national advice around hand washing, so you’re advised to wash your hands when you return home from the tip, as you should already be doing whenever you go out somewhere.

Will there be a booking system?

No, you won’t need to book a place to visit the tips – but you should only go to the tips if your visit is essential.

We are expecting the tips to be really busy after they are re-opened, so to avoid queuing, residents are asked to wait until it is absolutely necessary to visit the tip to bring your waste.

Will anyone be able to help if I need support to unload my vehicle?

Staff will not be able to help unload vehicles if you are unable to carry items up steps, but you will be able to place items on the floor at designated points for staff to move later.

Please bring somebody from your household with you if you will need help to unload items from your vehicle.

We would encourage residents not to take items to the tip if you are unable to unload your vehicle, until after social-distancing measures are relaxed.

Don’t forget, you can still book a bulky waste collection from your home if you have unwanted items you need to dispose of. This service will save you the time and hassle of having to visit the tip.

More information

East London Waste Authority (ELWA)

We’ll continue to provide updated service information about Frizlands tip: