Please read this page carefully before visiting.
The Garth Road Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (HRRC) has some important restrictions in place. These changes will help the site run safely and in accordance with government guidelines designed to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Booking is essential to restrict the number of people on the site at any one time. Bookings can be made up to 48 hours in advance.
Book a visit
Those without access to the internet can call 020 8274 4902 to book.
Anyone visiting the HRRC without a valid booking will not be allowed access to the site.
A limited number of booking slots will be available each day to manage the queues. This will be kept under constant review with slots being added or removed as required.
Please only try to book if you really need to. Our
garden waste and
bulky waste collection services are running - please consider using these instead.
Self-isolating households - Anyone in self-isolation with COVID-19 symptoms or who has been told to shield themselves because they are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus
must not visit the site under any circumstances.
Revised opening hours are as follows, but you must have a valid booking and arrive during your booked time slot:
- Monday–Friday: 8am–4pm
- Saturday: 9am–4pm
- Sunday: 9am–2pm
- Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.
Traffic management - Please be prepared to queue for longer than usual (even though you've pre-booked your visit). Additional traffic management will be in place - follow the instructions provided on the signs and by site staff.
Hygiene - Site staff will be carrying out enhanced cleaning regimes throughout the day, including wiping down handrails. You may wish to bring your own gloves and hand sanitizer. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after visiting the site.
Site staff - Please treat our site staff with respect at all times; they are doing their best to keep the site open for you under difficult circumstances. Abuse towards site staff will not be tolerated and we reserve the right to refuse entry to the site.
- What you can bring - Currently we
only accept the following seven types of waste. To avoid delays, please sort your waste into these groups before leaving home.
Please do not bring the following items to the site:
Household general waste securely tied in rubbish bags - no electrical items (put these in the electrical items bay), no hazardous waste, no DIY waste, no gas bottles and no batteries should be put in these bags
Garden waste - loose (no bags)
Small electrical items - that you can safely carry without assistance
Small bulky waste items (e.g. furniture) - that you can safely carry without assistance
- Wood - that you can safely carry without assistance
- Hardcore, rubble and soil - six bag limit (please separate the hardcore/rubble from the soil)
Vehicle restrictions – Cars only. No vans or large vehicles, no trailers, no pedestrians, no bikes.
Residents only – You must bring ID (driving licence or recent council tax statement) with you to prove you are a Merton resident.
One person to exit a vehicle – To reduce the number of people on site, only one person will be allowed to exit each vehicle, unless two people are required to move large or bulky items safely. Site staff will be instructed to maintain a two-metre distance from customers at all times - they will not be able to assist you with unloading your items.
- Rigid plastics (garden furniture, toys, plant pots etc.)
- Glass jars and bottles and plastic bottles, puts, tubs and trays (these can all be recycled using your recycling collection service)
- Hazardous waste e.g. asbestos, chemicals, oil based paints or varnishes
Thank you for your support and understanding as we work hard to ensure the HRRC can remain open while keeping everyone safe.
Where to find us
63-69 Amenity Way, off Garth Road, Morden SM4 4AX