Reuse and recycling centres

care registration number plates odds and evens

COVID-19 National restrictions

A traffic control system will operate based on odd and even number plates. Car plates with odd numbers can use the sites on odd dates and even numbers on even dates.

Ensure your visit is essential and consider storing your waste safely until national restrictions have been eased. Delays are likely. If you attend either site, you must wear a face-covering (unless exempt) and observe the strict social distancing measures.

Your proof of address

Please bring proof of address and be prepared to show proof if asked for:

  • a valid driving licence or
  • a Council tax bill

Existing permits will continue to be valid but are being phased out and are no longer being distributed.

Accessing the centres

  • keep your car windows closed whilst proof of address is being checked
  • out of borough residents will not be allowed entrance to the site
  • cars need to have seats and windows in the back otherwise you may be turned away

Traffic control system schedule

The odd and even number plate control system helps to avoid lengthy delays and excessive queuing.


Date Vehicle number plates
Monday 19 July Odd
Tuesday 20 July Even
Wednesday 21 July Odd
Thursday 22 July Even
Friday 23 July Odd
Saturday 24 July Even
Sunday 25 July Odd
Monday 26 July Even
Tuesday 27 July Odd
Wednesday 28 July Even (Foots Cray closed)
Thursday 29 July Odd
Friday 30 July Even
Saturday 31 July Odd