Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre

Townmead Road (off Mortlake Road), Kew, TW9 4EL - Map

Telephone: 020 8876 3281

Businesses and Traders wishing to use the site must have a valid Waste Carriers Licence.

Please note there is no pedestrian access to the site. Cars with trailers will not be allowed access to the site except at weekends.

COVID-19 Service update

Townmead will be open for essential waste only from Monday 18 May – with changes around access and opening hours

Opening times

Opening times are currently different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check when you can visit Townmead Road.

Day Opens Closes Last entry
Monday 10am 5pm 4.45pm
Tuesday to Saturday 8am 5pm 4.45pm
Sunday 9am 4pm 3.45pm
Bank holidays* 9am 4pm 3.45pm

*We operate Sunday opening hours on all bank holidays except New Year's Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day when the site is closed.

On New Year’s Eve the site may close earlier than usual.

Day Opens Closes Last entry
Monday 10am 4pm 3.45pm
Tuesday to Friday 8am 4pm 3.45pm

There is no trade on weekends or bank holidays.

Possible delays

We are currently experiencing high demand for the use of Townmead Road Re-use and Recycling Centre, resulting in traffic queuing and delays on the surrounding road network.

If possible you are advised to visit the site during the weekdays if you can, ideally Tuesday to Friday as visits between Saturday and Monday are resulting in significant traffic issues affecting the area.

We are doing everything possible to deal efficiently and safely with visitors whilst trying to operate such that throughput is optimised, however the site has a maximum operating capacity and this dictates the extent to which this is possible. During such peak operating times the focus of the staff on duty is on the activities on the site to ensure the safe use by visitors.

Who can use the site

Townmead Road is open to all residents and business owners of member councils of West London Waste Authority:

  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow

Proof of identification

You must bring valid proof of identification that show you are a resident or business-owner in one of these boroughs. Accepted forms of ID are:

  • Richmond Card (residents only - your card needs to display an 'R' on the back) OR
  • Residents Parking Permit

Alternatively, please print two of the below items (one with photo and one with address ID)

  • Driving licence
  • Council Tax bill/Business rates demand
  • Utility bill
  • Bank/credit card statement
  • Passport

Updated: 2 June 2020