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Tendring - Dovercourt

24 March 2016

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West End Lane, Dovercourt, CO12 3SF. The centre is close to the coastline, on the corner of the sports ground, opposite the sewage works.
This recycling centre is delivered by Veolia Environmental Services on behalf of Essex County Council.
For your local recycling centres please visit Find My Nearest.

Contact us

Tel: 0345 603 7625

Opening times 

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 Closed Closed
Friday Closed Closed
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.

Please note

  • To avoid queues, visit on Tuesday or Wednesday when the centre is less busy
  • Please do not arrive before 9am; you will not be allowed to enter and you could obstruct the highway while waiting
  • Waste cannot be left at the gates when the recycling centre is closed. Please bring your waste back when it is open or take it to one of our other centres
  • Garden waste is accepted at Dovercourt recycling centre
Alternatively, garden waste is also collected by Eastern Waste Disposal for a fee.