From Monday 28 February 2022 you will need to book a slot in advance to visit a recycling centre in a van, pick-up or a vehicle towing a trailer with more than one axle. You can book your slot up to 2 weeks in advance. The booking system is now open. For further information, read our bookings page.
Chelmsford Recycling Centre, Drovers Way, North Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5PH
Information on disabled access to the recycling centre can be found on AccessAble, formerly Disabled Go.
9am to 4pm every day
9am to 5pm every day
Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve closed from 1pm
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
The following items cannot be taken to any ECC recycling centre. You must arrange a separate collection or disposal of these items.
Light commercial vehicles (under 3,500kg) will be accepted if they are carrying your own household waste. You are required to make a booking in advance if visiting a site in a van, pick-up or vehicle towing a large trailer. Site staff may stop you at the gate to ensure the waste you are carrying has come from the household.
Chelmsford Recycling Centre accept small quantities of some DIY and construction waste, providing you have completed the work yourself and it is from your own household.
In any 28-day period you may not exceed each of the following:
In any 6-month period you may not exceed each of the following: