Harrow Recycling Centre

We have recently launched a new booking system for our Recycling Centre. As you might expect from a new service there may be some technical teething issues so we apologise in advance if you come across something that may not work as you would expect.

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The Harrow Recycling Centre is located in Wealdstone. It is where you can bring general waste and bulky items to be sorted and recycled.

You need to book a time slot online if you want to visit the Harrow Recycling Centre.

This is so we can control a steady flow of users to our Recycling Centre. It also reduces the chances of traffic building up in the surrounding areas.

Book your time slot

To book a slot at the Harrow Recycling Centre, you will need to provide:

  • the time slot and date you wish to book
  • your contact details including your name and address
  • the registration number of the vehicle you will be bringing on the day

We will email you a booking confirmation which you will need to show on the day with ID (photo ID including a passport or driver's licence, address ID such as a utility bill.)

There is a chance that your confirmation email might be marked as spam so please check your junk or spam email folders.

Please note that you can only book one slot at a time and within 14 days in advance.

Book a time slot for the Harrow Recycling Centre

  • Booking a time slot is free
  • Available only to Harrow residents
  • Book a time slot for the same day or up to 14 days in advance
  • Each time slot lasts for 30 minutes
  • Booking confirmation and proof of residency must be shown
  • You can book one time slot per car registration per day.

Trade waste

We accept trade waste at the Recycling Centre and you do not need to book a slot. You need to make your way to the weigh bridge on the lower level.

Trade waste fees

If you are a company wanting to dispose of waste, or if you are disposing waste in a van, you will incur charges.

Trade waste disposal fees
General Waste (£275 a tonne) Minimum charge £95
Green Waste (£80 a tonne) Minimum charge £25
Cardboard (£80 a tonne) Minimum charge £25
Trade Mattresses £20 each
Metals Free of charge
Out of borough residents (Recycling only) Minimum charge £25

Common questions about the Recycling Centre

Find out what residents have been asking about the Recycling Centre.

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 (driver’s license preferred)
  • Proof of address (utility bill or council tax bill)

Can I book for a slot on the same day?

Yes, you can make a booking for the same day. For example, if you are making a booking at 11.25am, you will be able to book slots for 12.00pm onwards on that same day.

Please note however that you are currently not able to book more than one slot per day.

Can I leave the Recycling Centre and return with more waste within my allocated slot?

No, you will need to book another slot 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 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 e.g. mobile phones, printers, toasters, batteries, irons and kettles
  • large appliances e.g. cookers, fridges, washing machines, televisions and computers
  • Christmas trees

Clearing out a home

You can request special access to the Recycling Centre. Special access can be given if you are clearing a property belonging to someone who has passed away.

Request special access to the Recycling Centre


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

Bookings can only be made online so would ask that you get help from a friend or family to book a time slot for you.

Your friend or family can book a time slot 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 time slot or arrive after the time slot has past?

You can arrive any time within your 30-minute time slot. If you arrive after this time, you will not be allowed into the Recycling Centre.

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

You should enter their Harrow address details when making a booking. Someone who lives at that address should go with you with the relevant proof of address and ID documents.

What vehicle can I bring?

Only vehicles measuring no higher than 6"6 will be allowed into the recycling centre.

Seats inside vehicles can be dropped down to allow space but not removed.

Can I visit by foot?

You can visit the Recycling Centre by foot. When you arrive, visit the site office first where you will be asked to show a photo ID and proof of your Harrow address. You do not need to have booked an appointment.