Key Facilities

The Frog Island waste management facility

The plant at Frog Island in Rainham handles household waste and recyclable materials mainly from Barking & Dagenham and Havering. Here, residual waste undergoes Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) which helps further separate materials for recycling and produces both Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) that can be used to replace fossil fuels in the generation of energy.

Jenkins Lane

This site in Beckton houses an identical MBT facility to the one at Frog Island but processes residual household waste from Newham and Redbridge. A public Reuse and Recycling Centre is attached.

Reuse & Recycling Centres (RRCs)

Reuse and Recycling Centres are provided in each of the four councils and are available for local people to dispose of or, preferably, recycle their own waste. During 2003 Shanks (now Renewi) implemented a wide range of improvements to the four sites, including better site layout, improved access, increased staffing and new recycling facilities. The sites are managed by Renewi on behalf of ELWA.

Bring Sites

A network of public ‘bring sites’ has been provided at locations across the four councils where residents can recycle various items including glass, paper, plastic bottles, cans and textiles.