Canvey Recycling Centre

Canvey Recycling Centre currently has no capacity for paint (Monday 8 April). Please visit an alternative site if you need to dispose of this item.


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You will need to book a slot to visit this recycling centre. For further information read our bookings page.

You must be a resident in the statutory area of Essex County Council to use this site. Staff may ask for proof of residency from visitors (such as a council tax bill or driving licence). If you are unsure of your local council area you can check here.


Castle Point Recycling Centre
Canvey Road
Canvey Island

How find us

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Information on disabled access to the recycling centre can be found on AccessAble, formerly Disabled Go.

Opening hours

16 October to end of February

9am to 4pm every day.

1 March to 15 October

9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, Sunday close at 4pm.


Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve closed from 1pm.

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.


You will need to book in advance to visit this recycling centre.*

Book your slot to visit Canvey Recycling Centre

*Blue Badge holders, pedestrians and cyclists are not required to make a booking.

Recycling centre bookings terms and conditions.

How to cancel a booking

To cancel a booking, please follow the link in your booking confirmation.

Vehicle and site restrictions

Vans, pick-ups, other commercial-type vehicles and any towed trailer with more than one axle – including those privately owned - are not allowed to use this site. Please check what Essex County Council defines as a van, pick-up or large trailer.

Customers attempting to park prohibited vehicles outside the site and carry waste in will be turned away.

DIY waste including, soil, hardcore, plasterboard, tiles, bathroom and kitchen units and doors is not accepted at this recycling centre.

Your nearest recycling centre that accepts vans and limited DIY waste is Pitsea.

What you cannot bring to recycling centres

The following items cannot be taken to any ECC recycling centre. You must arrange a separate collection or disposal of these items. 

Find out how to correctly dispose of household hazardous waste in Essex

DIY waste

Canvey recycling centre does not accept DIY waste including hardcore, plasterboard, tiles, bathroom and kitchen units and doors. Your nearest recycling centre that accepts limited DIY waste is Pitsea.

Find out more about recycling centres

Recycling centre policy and site restrictions

Advice for businesses disposing of their waste in Essex