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Rochford - Rayleigh

24 March 2016

From 1 March 2014 residents of Southend on Sea Borough Council will no longer be permitted to use Essex County Council Recycling Centres for Household Waste. Staff at the Rayleigh recycling centre may ask for proof of residence from visitors (council tax bill or driving licence).  Details of vehicles, as well as names and addresses, may be recorded for monitoring purposes.

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Castle Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7QF
The Centre is in Castle Road, off High Road, Rayleigh.
For your local recycling centres please visit Find My Nearest.
This recycling centre is delivered by Veolia Environmental Services on behalf of Essex County Council.

Contact us

Tel: 0345 603 7625

Opening times

The centre is open at the following times. Closures are listed below. 
16 Oct-end of Feb
1 Mar- 15 Oct
Monday 9am - 4pm 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4pm 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm 9am - 5pm
All day closing: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Half-day closing: If Christmas Eve and New Years Eve fall on a day the recycling centre is usually open, the centre will close at 1pm.

What can I take?

Find out what you can and cannot take to our centres.

Recycling centre vehicle restrictions

Our centres have the following vehicle restrictions.

Additional information

Buy green waste soil improver at the centre

Soil improver, made from garden waste brought to the recycling centre, can be purchased for £3 per 30 litre bag. Please ask centre staff for assistance.