Council tip

Reuse and recycling centres

The borough’s main disposal site for household waste and recycling is the Frizlands Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre.

Residents of Barking and Dagenham can also use the Reuse and Recycle Centres in neighbouring boroughs covered by the East London Waste Authority:

Remember to take along proof that you live in the borough.

The only accepted proofs of residence are:

  • Current tax bill
  • Driving licence
Without proof of residence you will not be allowed to dispose of your waste for free, and a cash charge may be made.

Site safety

To stay safe at any Reuse and Recycling Centre, please remember:

  • If you need help, please ask our staff
  • Wear strong shoes and suitable clothing
  • The speed limit is strictly five miles per hour
  • Be careful when walking around the site, particularly when carrying things
  • Ensure children and pets stay in the car when you are loading
  • Wrap sharp items very carefully and wear gloves when carrying them
  • Use the steps provided and do not throw things into the containers from lower levels

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