The reuse and recycling centre is a free service available only to Merton residents. For residents with vans and trailers there are some restrictions to the free service.

To reduce queues, please sort your recycling before arriving.



63-69 Amenity Way, off Garth Road, Morden SM4 4AX

Proof of address

You must bring proof of address, such as your driving licence or recent council tax statement, to prove you are a Merton resident.


Opening times


  • Seven days a week: 8am to 4pm
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day: closed
  • Other bank holidays: 8am to 4pm

Vans and trailers

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 3.30pm
  • Saturdays: 8am to 1pm
  • Sundays: closed
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day: closed
  • Other bank holidays: closed


Vans and trailers

This service is free if you separate your recycling. There is a restriction of up to 250kg of waste or mixed recycling brought in every 6 months. A charge will be made to dispose of any waste in excess of this limit.

Flat-bed lorries and 2-door pickup trucks are not allowed.


What you can recycle here

  • asbestos sheets (up to six bags or sheets per visitor). Call us on 07342 073100 before your visit to ensure that there is enough space in the container. Please wet the asbestos, double-wrap it and secure it with tape.
  • ​batteries: household and car batteries
  • bric-a-brac, including furniture and ornaments
  • books
  • cans (metal food and drinks cans)
  • car batteries
  • cardboard
  • carpet (hessian backed only)
  • cartons (please empty and flatten)
  • compact fluorescent light bulbs (household low energy bulbs)
  • DVDs
  • electrical goods/appliances (including TVs, videos, PCs)
  • engine oil
  • furniture in suitable condition for reuse
  • glass bottles and jars
  • glass - plate/sheet glass
  • green waste (for composting)
  • hand tools (for reuse)
  • hardcore, rubble and soil (small quantities – up to six bags per vehicle every six months)
  • mattresses
  • mobile phones
  • oil: car engine oil and cooking oil
  • paper (including directories)
  • plasterboard
  • plastic bottles and containers, plastic plant pots, hard plastic items (but no plastic bags, wrapping film, film lids, sheets or PVC window frames)
  • printer cartridges
  • scrap metal
  • spectacles
  • textiles and shoes
  • white goods (such as fridges, freezers and washing machines)
  • wood and timber (separated into clean and dirty wood)


What you can’t recycle here

There are some items that we cannot accept at our reuse and recycling centres, including: