Reuse and Recycling Centres
Bexley operates two Reuse and Recycling Centres which can be used by residents to recycle a wide range of materials and to dispose of bulky household waste free of charge.
In 2011/12 54% of waste bought to the Reuse and Recycling Centres was reused or recycled.
There are also over 50 mini recycling sites which are located throughout the Borough.
The addresses of the two Reuse and Recycling Centres are:
- Foots Cray Reuse & Recycling Centre, Maidstone Road, Foots Cray, DA14 5HS.
- Thames Road Reuse and Recycling Centre, Thames Road, Crayford, DA1 5QJ.
What materials can be accepted at the Reuse and Recycling Centres? Please separate your waste prior to travelling so that as much as possible can be reused or recycled.
Both Reuse and Recycling Centres are open every day from 7.30am to 4pm. They are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and operate restricted hours of 10am until 2pm on New Year's Day.
Use of the Reuse and Recycling Centres is free of charge for all Bexley residents only if a valid orange permit is displayed on the windscreen of your vehicle on entering the centres. Request a permit.
Residents that are unable to produce a valid permit will have to pay a £6* fee to use the Reuse and Recycling Centres. Users from outside the Borough will also have to pay this fee.
Vans and other commercial vehicles
Please note that vans, whether they are domestic or commercially owned, are not admitted to Foots Cray Reuse and Recycling Centre. All vans must use the Thames Road Reuse and Recycling Centre where they will be required to weigh on the weighbridge and tip in the transfer station. Bexley residents are entitled to deposit up to half a tonne of domestic waste a year free of charge.
The height restriction barriers at both centres are set at 1.75 metres. Overheight private vehicles (excluding vans at Foots Cray) may be admitted at the discretion of site staff.
Trailers entering both sites are monitored and may be asked to use the weighbridge. This is to ensure trailers are not bringing commercial waste into the sites unofficially. If necessary drivers will be asked to sign a consent note giving the council the right to check the origin of the waste.
Please do not use the Reuse and Recycling Centres to dispose of hazardous waste such as chemicals or pesticides. Hazardous waste can be collected free of charge by the hazardous waste collection service.
Disposal of asbestos
We accept all cement bonded asbestos (sheets, pipes and tiles) at both Reuse and Recycling Centres. Please ask a member of staff for assistance on arrival at the centre.
Disposal of tyres
Tyres are accepted for environmental disposal at both Reuse and Recycling Centres. Disposal of tyres is strictly limited to 5 tyres per visit and a maximum of two visits per vehicle per year.
You may be monitored and asked to use the weighbridge. This is to ensure visitors are not bringing commercial waste into the sites unofficially.
Both centres are equipped with public weighbridges; the cost of using these facilities is £6* per vehicle. Please ask a member of staff for assistance on arrival at the centre if you wish to weigh your vehicle.
*Current charges valid to 31 March 2014.
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