On this page you can find the location, opening hours and directions for your nearest recycling centre. Please check below for details of when your centre is open.
Before you set off, find out what you can and cannot take to our centres
St Osyth and Ongar recycling centres are no longer in operation, please use Find My Nearest to find an alternative centre near you.
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All our recycling centres our delivered by Veolia Environmental Services on behalf of Essex County Council.
Castle Point area
Epping Forest area
As of 1 April 2013, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has made changes to the way in which it operates recycling centres at Stock Road, Southend, and Leigh Marshes, Leigh on Sea.
Previously, households from with the Essex County Council administrative area were able to use these facilities. However, as of 1 April:
Leigh March recycling centre will no longer be available to residents of the Essex County Council area.
Stock Road Recycling Centre will only be accessible to Essex County Council residents living in the towns and villages of Rochford, Gt Wakering, Little Wakering, Ashingdon, Hawkwell, Foulness, Stambridge, Canewdon, Paglesham and Barling.
Access is not available to residents living elsewhere in the Rochford District Council area or other areas. To gain access to the Stock Road recycling centre residents are required to take an original copy of either their driving licence or council tax bill.
In addition, it should be noted that:
- Commercial-type vehicles will not be permitted access to the sites at any time
- Trailers with a load bed over 3m long will not be permitted access at any time
Recycling centre rules, opening times and further information can be found on Southend Borough Council website.