Essex County Council’s Recycling Centres for Household Waste Service is changing.

I can confirm from the 9th January 2012 the following changes will commence:

– All sites will open at 9am rather than the current 8am.

– Winter opening times (from 9th January 2012– 29th February 2012) for all centres will be 9am to 4pm.

– Summer opening times (1st March – 15th October) for all centres* will be 9am to 5pm.
*Except the Canvey Island Centre which will continue to close on Sunday at 4pm throughout the year.

– Late night opening on Tuesdays during a limited period over the summer will no longer take place.

– St Osyth and Ongar Recycling Centres will be permanently closed from 4pm on the 8th January 2012.


The following recycling centres will be closed on certain days of the week from the 9th January 2012:

Dovercourt: – Closed Thursday & Friday
Kirby: – Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Lawford: – Closed Wednesday & Thursday
Witham: – Closed Thursday
West Mersea: – Closed Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday
Burnham on Crouch: – Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Chigwell: – Closed Wednesday and Thursday
Waltham Abbey: – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
South Woodham Ferrers: – Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Mountnessing: – Closed Tuesday

All other centres will continue to operate 7 days a week.


For further information on recycling centres residents should either visit www.essex.gov.uk/recyclingcentres or contact 0845 603 7625.