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Abbey Road Household Reuse & Recycling Centre

You are encouraged to book ahead to visit Abbey Road Reuse & Recycling Centre to avoid the queue. You will be able to book into a slot if you turn up without a prior booking but please note that you may experience some delays. Alternatively, you can utilise the existing kerbside collections, collections at supermarkets and other retail stores to recycle or dispose of the majority of items. Please note that there are charges to bring certain types of waste to the site.

We are keen to divert as many reusable and repairable materials for better use than just throwing them away. The booking system allows us to plan for the types and volumes of material that we will receive and help us safely diversify site operations to enable more reuse and repair. We've so far been able to start collecting bicycles, furniture, laptops, children's toys and disability equipment etc. to give them for reuse and redistribution to local community groups/activities.

Bulky waste collections

Instead of bringing large items to the HRRC, you can book Brent Council's bulky waste collection from your doorstep.

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DIY Waste - commencing from 31st December 2023

As of 31st December 2023 a limited free allowance for DIY type waste will be available to households.

This is limited to four single visits per household in any four-week period (one per week) with either:

  • Up to two 50L bags of DIY Waste (which can be safely carried by the depositor) per visit;


  • 1 single (unbagged) bulky waste item

Any excess DIY waste material; oversize DIY material or additional visits over a households free allowance will incur charges.

Businesses / Trade Customers

All businesses wishing to recycle or dispose of items will have to pay a fee, the charge paid is based on the weight of the items. Details of the charges can be found on our trade customers webpage.

Opening Times

All residents visiting Abbey Road Household Reuse and Recycling Centre are recommended to book ahead.

Monday: 8am – 4pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8am – 4pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday: 8am – 4pm
Sunday: 8am – 4pm

Phone number: 020 8965 5497

Abbey Road is always closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Walking and cycling

  • 25 slots for 08:00 to 12:00 and 25 slots 12:00 to 16:00.


  • 60 minute slots from 08.00 until 14:00, then a 30 minute slot from 15.00 to 15.30


  • Total of 400 slots available to book
    • New wider time slot of 08.00 to 12.00 with 230 places available to book
    • New wider time slot of 12.00 to 15.45 with 170 places available to book

To make a booking, please visit

Important information for your visit / Site Rules

Sorting your items before arrival will make your visit quicker and will help us reuse and recycle as much as possible.

We are now collecting some items for reuse and redistribution to local community groups/activities including laptops, some furniture, baby items and bicycles. Ask staff for more details.

Containers for each material are clearly marked at the site. Please sort your items into the correct containers.

You are responsible for unloading items from your vehicle so only bring what you can lift. If you have bulky items, please book a bulky waste collection service through your Council or our ‘Any junk Service’. Our staff will not be able to help you with moving waste from your vehicle.

Charges apply for some items, including Construction and Demolition waste. Please see below

If you bring children to the site you must ensure they are supervised at all times, this may mean remaining in your car with an appropriate adult.

We have a zero tolerance approach to verbal and physical abuse of our staff. Please respect our staff who are working hard to provide a service for you.

You must observe the site rules and the instructions of our staff at all times. If these rules are not followed, you will be asked to leave the site.

Sanitise your hands before and after touching items at the site, staff are spraying and cleaning handrails and bins but you can never be too careful.

Charges for use of the site

We are introducing changes to our DIY waste disposal policies to better serve our community. Starting December 31st, 2023, please be aware of the following details:

Limited Free Allowance:

  • Each household is entitled to a limited free allowance for DIY waste disposal.
  • This allowance permits four single visits per household within any four-week period, allowing one visit per week.

Free Allowance Options: Choose one of the following options during each visit:

  1. Up to two 50L bags of DIY Waste (that can be safely carried by the depositor).


  1. 1 single (unbagged) bulky waste item.

Charges for Excess Material or Additional Visits:

  • Any excess DIY waste material, oversize DIY material, or visits beyond the household's free allowance will incur charges. Additional charges outside of free allowance as per below...
  • A minimum charge of £16.00 applies for up to 100kg brought in a car
  • A minimum charge of £32.00 applies for up to 200kg brought in any other vehicle
  • If you bring bonded asbestos the charge is £272 per tonne, with a minimum charge of £54.40. Click here for more information.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The free allowance is provided exclusively to householders generating DIY waste resulting from their own domestic property DIY works.
  2. Construction/demolition waste generated by works for which payment has been made will not be accepted.
  3. Loose waste (e.g., soil/rubble) is ineligible for the free allowance; waste must be in bags.
  4. A "bag" is defined as "a proprietary rubble bag from standard DIY stores that can be safely lifted by one person."
  5. For large home renovation projects, we recommend considering the hire of a skip or a similar disposal method.
  6. For the disposal of multiple bulky waste items, please use to book a paid home collection.

Implementation Support: To ensure a smooth transition, our team will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Contact Brent Customer Services on 020 8937 5050 for assistance.

Charge amount

All the items shown above will be subject to a charge of £160 a tonne. To calculate the charge your vehicle will be weighed when you arrive and when you’re ready to leave. Payment can only be made by a major Debit or Credit Card. Cash and cheques are NOT accepted.

- A minimum charge of £16.00 applies for up to 100kg brought in a car

- A minimum charge of £32.00 applies for up to 200kg brought in any other vehicle

- If you bring bonded asbestos the charge is £272 per tonne, with a minimum charge of £54.40. Click here for more information.

If you are bringing in a lot of mixed items including chargeable materials everything will be subject to the charges. If you sort the items in to chargeable and not chargeable before coming to the HRRC you can avoid paying a charge on everything and only pay for the weight of the chargeable items.

Upon arrival, please speak to a member of staff and inform them that you have chargeable items. They will direct you to the weighbridge to weigh your vehicle (this will be on the left side of the small single storey building in front of the site entrance). When you leave the site after you unloaded items, your vehicle needs to be weighed again and a site staff member will direct you where to go. The charge is calculated based on the difference between weight at arrival and departure.

Visiting the site in a van

Any resident who brings recycling and waste from their home in a van or other vehicle that would normally be used for commercial purposes must provide two forms of identification. If you cannot provide suitable IDs you will either be asked to leave without leaving your items or a charge will be made for the full load in accordance with the trade waste charge of £165 per tonne. Please bring:

  • Current/valid photo ID from a recognized agency (i.e. Passport, UK Photo Card Driving Licence, UK Government ID card or similar); and
  • A recent utility bill (no more than 4 months old and please note that mobile phone bills are not acceptable) or your current council tax bill. Whatever is produced must show your current home address, the one where the waste you’re bringing comes from.
  • Traders arriving in a van please bring a hi-vis vest as you will be directed to use the transfer station. The charge to buy a hi-vis vest is £5.

If you still want to book a visit to the Abbey Road HRRC to recycle your items, book here

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