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Vehicle restrictions

24 March 2016

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To prevent the use of our recycling centres for the disposal of commercial waste, the following vehicle restrictions are in place: 

Height barriers 

For all vehicles up to 1.95m or 6ft 5in (including most people-carriers and 4x4s) you can enter the site any time during opening hours.

All of the sites have height barriers that prevent large trade vehicles entering the site. The barriers are open at all times*, although they may be closed during busy periods at short notice. 
If you use a large vehicle to take household items to the recycling centre, you can either use the dedicated area to unload, or you can visit the site when the barriers are open.

It is the responsibility of the driver to be aware of the overall height of their vehicle before passing under the barriers. Vehicles may fit under the barrier going in but may not fit under on the way out.
* Rayleigh and Waltham Abbey recycling centres operate height barriers at all opening times except for Sundays, when they are opened from midday until closing time.


All trailers carrying household waste will be admitted to the centres provided there is sufficient space. If the site is busy, you may be asked to wait until space is available, or return at a later time. At busy times, please see site staff for guidance.