Waldo Road reuse and recycling centre is for Bromley residents only to dispose of household recycling and waste. Commercial waste is not accepted at this reuse and recycling centre. If you are a business/trader, you can take your commercial waste to Churchfields reuse and recycling centre.

Any household or garden waste can be taken to the reuse and recycling centre during the opening times and disposed of free of charge. Soil, brick, rubble and construction waste created from the repair or alteration to your own property may be disposed of but there are restrictions in place, please see below for further details.

As the centre can be extremely busy at weekends and around bank holidays, try to plan your journey to the centre to avoid these times. The site must close at the times below and you may not be allowed in if there is a queue of cars ahead of you. Please listen to and treat our site staff with respect.

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

Separate your waste prior to travelling so that as much as possible can be reused and recycled. If you have items in good condition speak to a member of staff who will direct you to the reuse area.

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

Monday to Friday - 7am to 5:30pm
Saturday - 7:30am 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.

The site must close at the times stated and you may not be allowed in if there is a queue of cars ahead of you.

Address

Waldo Road, Bromley, BR1 2QX.

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

Rules/Information

  • For use for Bromley Residents only.
  • ID: all customers will be asked to show a form of identification that includes your address. This can be your council tax, utility bill or drivers licence.
    If you are unable to show appropriate documentation, you will be charged £3.
  • Vehicles: cars, bicycles and customers on foot are allowed on site. Residents arriving on bicycles will need to use the walkway.
    Vans and larger vehicles: there are restrictions in place for certain types of vehicles.
  • Discretion will be exercised by site staff if disposal of non-household waste is suspected. You may be asked to sign a declaration that the waste is from your own home.
  • Children and animals must stay inside vehicles.
  • Site staff are able to help you with your load.
  • No smoking is allowed on site.
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn - no flip flops, high heels.
  • You should park as instructed by staff and within the marked parking areas.
  • Please listen to and treat our site staff with respect. We will not tolerate verbal or physical abuse, aggressive or bullying behaviour, and will ask individuals to leave.
  • You should walk within the marked walkways at all times.
  • Any household or garden waste can be taken to the reuse and recycling centre during the opening times and disposed of free of charge.
  • Separate your waste prior to travelling so that as much as possible can be reused and recycled. If you have items in good condition speak to a member of staff who will direct you to the reuse area.
  • Please notify a member of staff if you have electrical items, batteries, oil to ensure correct disposal.
  • Soil, brick, DIY, rubble and construction waste may be disposed of but there are restrictions in place, please see below for further details.
  • CCTV is in operation at the site. Data collected on-site will not be shared outside of the council.

What you can bring

There are several recycling, reuse and disposal facilities for:

  • * Asbestos - cement-bonded only. Please see more information below.
  • Books
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Car and household batteries
  • * Carpets
  • Clothes and textiles
  • CDs/DVDs for reuse
  • Crockery
  • * DIY waste, e.g. rubble, bricks, concrete, hardcore, tiles, kitchen cupboards, worktops and surfaces, bathroom suites, doors, windows
  • Electrical and electronic items, including televisions, stereos, monitors, computers, lap-tops, mobile phones as well as all other types of electrical equipment
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Food and drinks cans
  • Furniture- there is a separate container for soft furnishings
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Garden furniture and tools
  • Garden waste
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Hard plastic (covered under plastic garden furniture)?
  • * Laminate/wooden flooring
  • Low-energy light bulbs
  • Mattresses
  • Oil- cooking and engine
  • Metals (including scrap)
  • Paint
  • Paper and card
  • * Plasterboard
  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Plastic garden furniture
  • Printer cartridges
  • Tetra-paks/drinks cartons
  • Shoes
  • * Soil and turf
  • Vapes
  • Washing machines
  • Wood, e.g. from furniture such as tables, wardrobes; from pruning and gardening
  • * Wood, e.g. fence panels and decking, pallets, worktops

* Construction and DIY waste - residents can bring in DIY waste but there are restrictions in place, please see details below.

What you can not bring

  • Car parts
  • Commercial waste
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Gas cannisters
  • Hazardous waste, chemicals or liquid waste
  • Loose asbestos
  • Tyres

DIY waste

There are restrictions in place for the disposal of waste from a householder carrying out their own construction or demolition works, including preparatory works. Due to new legislation, from 31 December 2023, residents will be able to bring in a limited amount for disposal for free. Each householder is permitted to bring in the following per visit:

  • Up to 2 x 50 litre bags of DIY waste, or
  • 1 large item up to 200cm x 75cm x 70cm

Up to 4 single visits per household per 4 week period is permitted. Anything above this amount or additional visits with DIY waste over your free 4 visit allowance will incur charges. Examples of DIY waste and the additional charges are set out in the list above and below. You will be asked to sign a form confirming that the waste is from your own home, and not from a business or commercial enterprise. You will also be asked to confirm it is not waste from construction, demolition, repair, or alteration work carried out at your home by a professional who received payment for undertaking the work.

Charges for disposing of DIY waste above your allowance 

DIY waste disposal charges

Material

Cost

Minimum

DIY waste - above the allowance

£201.00/tonne

£25.00

Vehicles will need to use the weighbridge for an exact price.

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

Materials classified as DIY waste include but are not limited to: hard core, brick, rubble, concrete or paving slabs, decking, fence panels, tiles, roof slates, bathroom and sanitary ware, fitted kitchen and wardrobes, worktops, soil and turf, doors, windows, carpets and other flooring, roofing materials, insulation, guttering, plasterboard, structural timber, other building materials.

Non DIY waste examples: flowerpots, plant pots and garden ornaments, crockery, outdoor furniture, tools, curtain rails.

Asbestos

There is a container for cement-bonded asbestos. Once at the centre, you will need to contact the site staff to arrange for the container to be unlocked before you unload this material. Please note, it will only be accepted if it is put in at least two bags that have been sealed to prevent dust escaping.

Restrictions

The site is free to use to Bromley residents only. Should you wish to use the site for household waste and you live in another borough you will be charged £3 each time you visit.

There are restrictions in place for certain types of vans and large vehicles.