Recycling centres expected to be particularly busy over the Easter bank holiday weekend

Recycling centres expected to be particularly busy over the Easter bank holiday weekend

Recycling Centres across Essex are experiencing particularly high demand which is causing long queues and congestion.

In line with government guidance for social distancing, all sites are currently operating at reduced capacity. This has resulted in disruption on surrounding roads, which is affecting local residents and businesses.

Traffic Management is in place for some sites to ease congestion. All sites are open, but could be subject to temporary closures by Essex Police if they get too busy.

Please be aware that long queues and delays are expected to continue over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Essex County Council and Love Essex are asking members of the public to:

  • Consider whether there is an alternative method to dispose of your waste. Other options include making use of your kerbside collections or using your local council’s bulky waste collection service (please check their website for details).
  • Remember that site rules and restrictions are in place for the health and safety of both the site staff and members of the public. Health and safety is our top priority.
  • Try and visit a recycling centre outside of peak times. Weekdays or later in the afternoon are usually quieter. The Bank Holiday weekend is expected to be particularly busy.
  • Return to the site at another time if you see there is a long queue. Some residents have waited for up to three hours to access certain sites.

For further information on recycling centres and site restrictions, please visit www.loveessex.org/siterestrictions

Last updated 31 March 2021