Western Riverside Household Waste and Recycling Centre (also
known as civic amenity sites or public tips) is situated at
Smugglers Way, Wandsworth, SW18.
Please note: Cringle Dock Household Waste and
Recycling Centre is now closed to the public dropping off
waste or recyclables in a car.
The site is provided by Western Riverside Waste Authority,
for the residents of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and
Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth and Westminster to deposit household
waste and recycling from their own residence, free of charge.
Important Notice: If you intend to use anything
other than a car to take your recycling and rubbish to this
site, then you must pre-notify Western Riverside Waste Authority of
your arrival and provide proof of identity when you arrive at
You can check average queue times at the Smugglers
Way HWRC and view indicative data (click on Average Queue Times in
the top right hand corner) on the Smugglers Way
website. This will help you to plan your trip to
the centre in advance, and avoid the busiest
See also Mini Recycling Centres.
Cars under two metres in height (without trailers) can
freely use the Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Smugglers
Way during the opening hours detailed below and no pre-notification
of arrival is necessary.
If you are arriving in a car to tip a fridge/freezer you will
not need to seek authorisation, but you will if you are arriving in
Important Notice: From 1 April 2013, all
industrial waste (DIY
type waste) delivered to the Smugglers Way in a
van will be charged for.
Residents can continue to deliver small quantities of industrial
waste to the Smugglers Way Household Waste and Recycling Centre in
a car, but frequency of visits will be monitored. Any residents
arriving too frequently with industrial waste will be directed to
the Weighbridge Office to pay disposal costs - read more on the
Western Riverside Waste Authority
Address: Smugglers Way, Wandsworth, SW18 1JS,
Telephone 020 8871 2788
- Monday to Friday — 9am to 4pm
- Saturday — 8am to 6pm
- Sunday — 8am to 5pm
- closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
Car batteries and household batteries can be taken to this site
where the sulphuric acid is drained and the metal sent for
What can I recycle at this site?
As well as paper and card, glass bottles and jars, plastic
bottles, empty aerosols, tins and cans and food and drink cartons,
you can deposit the following for recycling or reuse:
- TVs and monitors
- IT equipment
- printer cartridges
- lightbulbs (including energy-saving lightbulbs)
- electrical appliances (large and small)
- garden waste
- fluorescent tubes
- fridges and freezers
- scrap metal
- hardcore and rubble
- mobile phones
- wood and timber
- gas bottles
- engine oil
- textiles, clothes and shoes
Please note: There is a height restriction at
Smugglers Way. Therefore, only green waste, rubble and electrical
appliances can be accepted for recycling from vans or trailers.
Cringle Dock Reuse and Recycling Centre has now closed to
the public dropping off waste or recyclables in a car. However it
remains open to traders and residents dropping off waste or
recyclables in vans, following registration of vans and production
of valid ID on arrival.
Residents dropping off household waste and recyclables in cars,
on foot or by bicycle can use the newly refurbished Smugglers
Way Recycling Centre in Wandsworth, SW18.