Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre
Gerpins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre is Havering's main disposal site for household waste and recycling.
Gerpins Lane, Upminster, RM14 2XR
0800 389 9918
The centre opens 7.30am and closes at 5.45pm (although it is always best to check their website) and these times may change over holiday periods. Check our service changes page for time change updates.
- Christmas Eve: 7.30am - 4.30pm.
- Christmas Day: CLOSED.
- Boxing Day: 9.30am - 4.00pm.
- New Year's Eve: 9.30am - 4.30pm.
- New Year's Day: 9.30am - 4.00pm.
All other times (Mon - Sun): 7.30am - 5.45pm.
Identification is needed to use Gerpins Lane
You will need to bring a form of identification showing your current address to use the refuse and recycling centre. For example:
- a recent Council tax bill
- your driving license
If you are bringing restricted waste you may need a permit.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition
At each of the sites Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras are in operation to help identify vehicles fraudulently disposing of waste. Additionally, all sites are fitted with CCTV cameras which may be used for the detection and prevention of crime.
Received a letter?
If you visit the Reuse and Recycling Centres (RRC) frequently you may receive a letter from site staff advising you to contact your Local Authority in order to continue tipping free of charge.
This is necessary to ensure that only household waste is tipped for free; any commercial waste should be paid for.
If the Local Authority is not consulted, you may be delayed or prevented from accessing the site(s) in future.
Please be assured that this action is required simply to establish that you are a resident of one of the ELWA Constituent Councils (London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge) and that you are disposing of household waste.
Once this has been confirmed with your Council, your access to the RRC will be unhindered and no further action will be taken.