The reuse and recycling centre on Garth Road is free to use if you are a Merton resident. For residents with vans and trailers there are some limits to the free service.

You must bring a proof of address such as your driving licence or a recent council tax statement to prove your residency.

Please separate your waste and recycling materials before you go to the centre to reduce queuing.


Where to find us

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


What you can recycle here

You can recycle a range of items including:

  • asbestos sheets (see guidelines on taking asbestos to the recycling centre).
  • ​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
  • paint tins (paint must be dry)
  • 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

We do not accept:


Opening times

For cars

  • Seven days a week (including most bank holidays): 8am to 4pm
  • Christmas Eve 2019: 8am to 1pm
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day: closed

For vans and trailers

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 3.30pm
  • Saturdays: 8am to 1pm
  • Sundays: closed
  • Christmas Eve 2019: 8am to 1pm
  • All bank holidays including Christmas Day and New Year's Day: closed


Large and heavy vehicles

Large and heavy vehicles are not permitted. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Any vehicles
    • over 3.5 tonnes max gross weight
    • over 5 metres in length
    • over 6'3" or 1.93m in height
    • fitted with false sides or greedy boards
    • with more than 4 wheels
  • any Luton style box vehicles (including any high sided vehicles)
  • any flatbed vehicle
  • any two-door pick-ups
  • any tipper trucks
  • no twin axle trailers
  • any vehicle with trailer with a combined length of over 5 metres. 

Charges for vans and trailers

  • Up to 250kg of items (with recycling materials separated) over a six month period: free

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