Hounslow Council

Space Waye reuse and recycling centre

Space Waye is Hounslow’s re-use and recycling centre for the disposal of the borough’s public and trade waste.

Although we accept the majority of waste (excluding hazardous waste), we focus on re-use and recycling. Please make sure you separate your waste before you enter the site, as it will save you time.

The layout of the Space Waye site has been designed to ensure recycling and waste handling is carried out in a safe and efficient manner. Consequently, we have entrances to the site for householders with cars and a separate entrance for vans, cars with trailers and lorries, all of which must report to and be weighed at the weighbridge.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday

For public: 8am - 4pm (Public last entry is 3.45pm)

  • For residents in cars disposing of household waste

Trade: 8am - 3pm (Trade last entry is 2.45pm)

  • For customers disposing of business derived waste

  • For residents using van or trailer to dispose of household waste

  • For residents in cars disposing of building, DIY or other chargeable waste

Recycling household materials

Although we accept the majority of waste (excluding hazardous waste), we focus on re-use and recycling. Please make sure you separate your waste before you enter the site, as it will save you time. For a full list of household materials that can be recycled on site please clink on the link on right hand side of this page. We also accept a range of non-household materials listed below

Vans carrying household waste

To ensure only Hounslow residents benefit from being able to dispose, recycle and compost van loads of household waste at Space Waye, the following rules will apply.

Please note: waste from home improvements/renovations is classed as industrial waste and is liable for charging - see our 'Waste from Home improvements policy' below.

  • All vans and cars with trailers must report to the weighbridge office

  • Please note that if your van or trailer has household waste you must still report to the weighbridge office at trade times

  • Only three van/trailer loads per London Borough of Hounslow household will be allowed to tip household waste free of charge in any one calendar year.

  • The same van/trailer may only tip household waste three times free of charge in any one calendar year. The fourth visit will be fully chargeable with notification of this charge made on completion of the van/trailers third visit.

  • If you are borrowing a van/trailer from another person, then it is your responsibility to determine whether or not a charge will apply when using facilities at Space Waye.

  • Only London Borough of Hounslow residents with their Council Tax Documentation will be able to tip using a van – customers from outside Hounslow Borough using a van must use their own local Reuse and Recycling Facilities.

  • On each of the three visits the named person must show relevant Hounslow Council Tax Demand. Producing this document does not guarantee a free tip (see Waste from home improvements policy below). If you do not have your Council Tax with you, and you still wish to tip, the full pro rata waste charge will be payable, and no refunds will be made under any circumstances.

  • All vans will be restricted to the hours of operation as displayed at the site.

  • The use of a removal company or a ‘man-with-a-van’ to unload waste at Space Waye categorises the waste as trade derived and as such fully chargeable at the trade waste rate. Please contact the site for current rate.

Landlords disposing of waste arising from rental properties will be charged at the full trade waste rate.

  • Only waste for which the site has a Waste Management Licence can be accepted and consequently must be checked by staff on the site.

  • By tipping waste you have acknowledged the decision of the weighbridge operator.

Mattress recycling

Residents may dispose of up to two mattresses for free at Space Waye. More than two at a time, or over repeated visits, will be considered trade waste and as such will result in a charge of £9.60 per mattress. All trade customers will be charged the full rate for mattress disposal.

Waste from home improvements policy

Space Waye Reuse and Recycling Centre is a council run site for the disposal of household waste. This is waste arising from the day-to-day running of a household. It does not cover waste produced as a result of construction, excavation or demolition. Such material is classified as industrial waste under The Controlled Waste Regulation 1992:

  • Waste arising from works of construction or demolition, including waste arising from work preparity thereto, shall be treated as industrial waste.

  • The word ‘construction’ includes improvement, repair or alteration.

Included in this definition of home improvements is DIY waste. DIY waste includes items generated from building or renovation work that has been fixed, screwed down or cemented to a house or garden, including items intended for this purpose that have not been used. Vehicles carrying this type of waste, including cars, must report to the weighbridge and visit the site during the trade opening times. This type of waste cannot be accepted on the domestic side of the site and vehicles carrying this type of waste will be turned away if the weighbridge is closed. Mixed loads of chargeable waste and household bulky waste are all liable to be charged for.

Material classified as construction/demolition or DIY waste includes but is not limited to:

  • Brick, rubble and concrete slabs

  • Paving slabs, decking and fence panels

  • Garden sheds, summerhouses, wendy houses, play sheds and tree houses

  • Kitchen and bathroom tiles, roof slates (including those that are unused)

  • Bathrooms and sanitary ware

  • Fitted kitchens and wardrobes

  • Worktops

  • Soil and turf arising from landscaping, garden renovations and other works

  • Doors and windows

  • Roofing materials

  • Plasterboard and structural timber

  • Other building materials; and

  • Large volumes of garden waste

To avoid confusion, please consider household waste to comprise of the unwanted contents of the house and not, or no part of, the house itself. Site staff will make the decision as to whether waste is chargeable and their decision is final. Payment of the charge on site indicates acceptance of this policy and no subsequent refunds will be given. Please do not tip on site if you do not intend to pay for your chargeable waste.

If you have large volumes of construction/DIY waste to off-load you shall be directed to the weighbridge and charged pro-rata for disposal at the full trade waste rate.  The minimum charge for unloading equates to any waste unloaded up to 200kg. If you are disposing of waste that has been dumped on private land you may be charged for this, depending on the nature of the waste.

The charge for recyclables delivered to Space Waye as a clean load of a single material will continue to be significantly discounted. Please contact the site for current rate.

  • Contaminated loads containing anything other than the pure materials above will not attract the discount.

  • All loads for which a discount is claimed must be pointed out to the weighbridge operator on entering the site.

  • Loads that have been separated on the vehicle into recyclable material (that otherwise meet all other conditions outlined here) may be approved for the discount at the discretion of the weighbridge officer.

Please note that site staff (weighbridge officers and management) reserve the right to decide what constitutes chargeable waste and will direct you accordingly.

If you have any questions relating to disposal of waste, contact the site management - contact details below.

Visitors to the site enter at their own risk, must assume responsibility for their own health and safety and should dress appropriately.

Waste tip

Only borough residents who have their council tax documentation will be able to tip waste using a van.

Customers from outside the borough using a van, must use their own local recycling facilities.

Please note:  Photographic ID in the form of a passport or driving license matching the name on your council tax bill will be requested.

Contact us

E-mail spacewaye@hounslow.gov.uk

Tel : 020 8890 0917

Space Waye
North Feltham Trading Estate
Pier Road
off Faggs Road