Any household or garden waste can be taken to the reuse and recycling centre during the opening times. Soil, brick, DIY, rubble and construction waste may be disposed of for a fee according to weight.

As the centre can be extremely busy at weekends and before bank holidays, try to plan your journey to the centre to avoid these times.

You can view the webcam before you leave to check for queues.

If you need to dispose of bulky items, why not consider donating them?  You can also use our chargeable bulky item collection service.

Opening hours - domestic waste and recycling

Monday to Friday 7am to 5:30pm
Saturday 7:30 am to 4pm
Sunday 8am to 1pm
Good Friday and bank holidays 8am to 4pm

The centre is closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January. 

Please allow yourself sufficient time to unload and dispose of your recycling etc. We must close the site at the times stated above.

Opening hours - trade waste

Monday to Friday 7am to 4:30pm (closed for lunch between 1pm and 2pm)
Saturday 7:30am to 3pm (closed for lunch between 1pm and 2pm)
Sunday 8am to 12pm
Good Friday and bank holidays 8am to 3pm (closed for lunch between 1pm and 2pm)

The centre is closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January. 


Churchfields Road, Beckenham, BR3 4QY


Please observe the signs at the centre and do not queue into Churchfields Road as this causes traffic congestion.

There are several recycling facilities for:

  • Paper and card
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Car and household batteries
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Metals
  • Textiles
  • Oil
  • Wellington boots
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Low-energy light bulbs
  • Printer cartridges
  • Washing machines
  • Wood
  • Plastic bottles and plastic garden furniture
  • Tetra-paks
  • Electrical and electronic items, including televisions, stereos, monitors, computers and lap-tops as well as all other types of electrical equipment

There are also reuse and recycling sites and around the borough.

If you need to dispose of cement-bonded asbestos, please see the information for the Waldo Road reuse and recycling centre.


Our reuse and recycling centres are cashless, we accept card payments only.

Bromley residents need to bring their reuse and recycling permit when visiting the centre in order to deposit bulky household and garden waste free of charge. If the permit is lost, residents will need to apply for a new permit.

Permits are provided free of charge.  If you use the reuse and recycling centre and do not have a permit, if you are in a car, as a resident, you will be charged £3, payable in cash at the weighbridge.

Trade or commercial waste will be weighed and a charge made according to the weight. This is currently set at a price of £185 per tonne of waste brought to the site.

Residents will be charged at the same rate as trade or commercial waste, if they want to dispose of soil, brick, rubble, DIY and construction waste. Currently, the minimum charge is £23 and vehicles will need to use the weighbridge for an exact price. 

Mattress recycling for trade business customers

From 3 February 2020, business customers using either of the our reuse and recycling centres in Waldo or Churchfields Road are being charged £10 for each mattress taken to the sites. The charge, which is only applicable to businesses, covers the costs of processing the mattresses, including the cost of recycling.  Veolia, the council’s waste management contractor, only works with audited and accredited recycling sites, giving assurance that the mattresses are recycled safely and correctly.

Information for traders

  • All commercial waste is subject to a Duty of Care waste transfer note.
  • Vehicles using the site (where applicable) must be registered with the Environment Agency and be able to produce a waste carrier registration or certificate number when requested. Information about how to obtain a waste carriers licence is available on the Environment Agency website.
  • Traders are required to wear 'high vis' fluorescent jackets, hard hats, suitable footwear and gloves when visiting the site. Please also note that no shorts can be worn on site. This clothing rules are intended to minimise the risk of injury to traders as they are in closer proximity to mechanised vehicles than the facilities used by residents.
  • The weighbridge is closed between 1pm and 2pm on weekdays and we are unable to accept trade waste during this period.

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Recycling and waste management

Telephone: 0300 303 8658