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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.

Greenford Road HRRC

The Greenford Road re-use and recycling centre is open 8am to 4pm seven days a week. You are advised to book in advance to visit this recycling centre.

Trade Waste

Abbey Road Waste Transfer Station (Brent NW10) accepts commercial and industrial waste from traders.

Food

Over 30% of the waste sent for disposal in black bags from west London is food, the largest single material in rubbish bins. Also, more than half of what is thrown away could have been eaten and was avoidable. Wasted food means wasted money and wasted resources that went into production and distribution as well as increasing the cost of disposal.

Storing food properly

We throw away around 3 million tonnes of food and drink every year before we even get round to cooking or serving it. Storing food in the right way helps keep it fresh and tasty for longer and means less of the food we buy goes off and gets thrown away. Most packs now have storage information on the front of the pack, rather than the back, making it even easier to spot. There are loads of guides online explaining how to freeze all sorts of food items.

Furniture

Ten million items of furniture are thrown away every year. Many of these could be used again by someone else.

Garden

All six West London councils offer a garden waste collection service. A special bin or bag is supplied for your garden waste and is collected it as part of their household collection scheme. If you don't have this type of collection service or your bin is full, you can recycle garden waste at your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.