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Canvey Recycling Centre

This recycling centre is open during normal opening hours. Expect long queues and delays. Please check the temporary recycling centre restrictions before visiting. Normal site restrictions apply.

Residents from Thurrock and the Southend-on-Sea Council areas are not permitted to use this facility. Staff at the centres may ask for proof of residency from visitors (council tax bill or driving licence) Detail of vehicles, as well as names and addresses, may be recorded for monitoring purposes.  For information on recycling centres in your area please contact your local council. 


Castle Point recycling centre, Canvey Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0QX

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

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.

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. 


Business waste

Chemical waste 

Clinical waste

Dead animals

Fireworks, ammunition and explosives


Gas cylinders

Japanese knotweed

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