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Jenkins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre

Jenkins Lane, Barking, London, IG11 0AD

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  • Jenkins Lane is one of four household recycling centres shared by the London boroughs of Newham, Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.
  • Proof of residency is required for use of the centres.
  • There are restrictions on the kind of waste which can be disposed of free of charge.
  • Prior written authorisation must be obtained to dispose of some materials, such as from DIY contruction work. There are limits on the number of free visits allowed for these items.
  • See the website for details.
  • Please note that access would not generally be suitable for pedestrians.


  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Barking.
  • The nearest underground station is East Ham.
  • The nearest DLR station is Beckton.

Opening Times

  • 07:30 – 17:45 Monday – Sunday.
  • 07:30 – 16:30 Christmas Eve.
  • Closed Christmas Day.
  • 09:30 – 16:00 Boxing Day.
  • 07:30 – 16:30 New Year’s Eve.
  • 09:30 – 16:00 New Year’s Day.
  • Trade opening hours
  • 07:30 – 17:30 Monday – Sunday.
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Closed New Year’s Day.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Jenkins Lane.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the end of the driveway.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • At the end of the driveway there is a checkpoint for staff to check the visitor's proof of residency document.
    • Drivers are then directed to the appropriate areas to dispose of items.
    • Vehicles which are too tall to pass under the entrance barrier will need to use the alternative route via the commercial vehicle weighbridge.

Recycling Area

  • There are a variety of containers and drop-off points for the different materials to be disposed of or recycled.
  • Some involve lifting the material over a wall or up steps into a container.
  • There are many staff available on site to offer assistance and it is their policy to do so. This can include unloading materials from cars if required.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Although there are not public toilets available, we were advised that staff would use their discretion to allow access to the staff toilets if required.
    • These are in a portable building ahead from the vehicle checkpoint.
    • There are three deep steps with handrails to both sides to access the toilets.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located at the edge of the compound.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Home visits / services are available.
  • Comments View
    • The waste service offers a home collection scheme for bulky waste household items.
    • This is chargeable for all users.