Harrow recycling centre

The Harrow recycling centre is in Wealdstone. It is where you can bring general, garden waste and bulky items to be sorted and recycled.

Book your visit online

Booking your visit to the recycling centre helps us keep traffic low. It also means you can recycle your waste at the centre without having to wait.

Make a booking

To book a visit to the recycling centre you will need to:

  • select the time and date you wish to book
  • add your contact details
  • enter the registration of the vehicle you will be using on the day.

You can submit two bookings per car registration per day. Bookings can be made as far as 14 days in advance.

Book your recycling centre visit

What happens next?

  • We'll email you a booking confirmation. It will include your reference number. (Please check your spam or junk folders).
  • When you arrive you will need to show your booking confirmation and photo ID. This can be a passport or driving licence and address ID such as a utility bill.
  • Your time slot will only be valid for 30 minutes from the time you booked.

Disposing of trade waste

We accept trade waste at the recycling centre and you do not need to book a visit. Make your way to the weigh bridge on the lower level when you arrive at the recycling centre.

Trade waste disposal fees

Companies or vans with waste will incur charges:

Type of waste Fee
General Waste £331 a tonne, minimum charge £115
Green Waste £96 a tonne, minimum charge £30
Cardboard £96 a tonne, minimum charge £30
Trade Mattresses £24 each
Metals Free of charge
Out of borough residents (Recycling only) Minimum charge £31

Recycling centre guide

What do I need to bring on the day?

When you arrive at the Harrow recycling centre, make sure you bring:

  • Your booking confirmation (this will be emailed to you)
  • Valid Photo ID (driving licence preferred)
  • Proof of address (utility bill or council tax bill).

Can I clear out a home of a friend or relative?

Special access can be given if you are clearing a property of someone who has passed away. Request special access to the recycling centre.

Can I leave and return with more waste within my allocated timeslot?

No, you will need to book another timeslot online for any return visits.

How can I cancel or change my booking?

There is a link to cancel your booking in the email you receive after making a booking.

What items can I bring to the recycling centre?

When visiting the recycling centre, remember to separate your waste before you visit.

You will see that we separate items out by categories and each has its own place at the recycling centre.

You can recycle:

  • anything that would go in your Household and Garden waste bins
  • mattresses
  • metals
  • textiles and carpets (wearable clothes should be donated to charity if possible)
  • fluorescent tubes
  • wood and timber
  • cooking oils, motor oils
  • small electrical appliances. Including: phones, toasters, batteries, irons and kettles
  • large appliances. Including cookers, white appliances, televisions and computers
  • Christmas trees
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector (alarm).


What if I do not have internet access to book an online timeslot?

Bookings to the recycling centre can only be made online. You can ask a friend or family to book a timeslot for you. They can book a timeslot for you and give you your booking reference number. Make sure you still bring ID and arrive in the vehicle mentioned in the booking.

What if I do not have photo identification?

A driving licence without a photo will also be accepted. But this will need to be shown with a bank or credit card with the same name.

What if I miss my 30-minute timeslot or arrive late?

You can arrive any time within your 30-minute timeslot. If you arrive after this time, you will not be allowed into the recycling centre. In this case, you will need to book a new timeslot.

What if I do not live in Harrow but I am clearing rubbish for a friend or relative?

You should enter their Harrow address when making a booking. Someone who lives at that address should go with you. They will need to bring proof of address and ID documents.

What vehicle can I bring to the recycling centre?

Only vehicles measuring no higher than 6"6 will be permitted access. Seats inside vehicles can be dropped down to allow space but not removed.

Can I visit the recycling centre on foot?

You can visit the recycling centre by foot. Visit the site office when you arrive. You will be asked to show a photo ID and proof of your Harrow address. You do not need to have booked an appointment.

Can I turn up without an appointment?

No, you will need a booking to access the recycling centre.

Can I use a hired vehicle to visit the recycling centre?

You can bring a hired vehicle to the recycling centre to get rid of your waste. You may not have or know the car registration when making your booking.

When making a booking, enter your postcode and house number in the car registration field. For example if you live at number 24 and your postcode is HA3 5NB, you will need to put: 'HA35NB24'.

In your confirmation email follow the link to edit your booking. Once you know your car registration you can update your booking. If you do not update your car registration, you will be denied access to the recycling centre.