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You will need to book a slot to visit this recycling centre. You can book your slot up to 2 weeks in advance. 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.
Dovercourt Recycling Centre, West End Lane, Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 3SF
Information on disabled access to the recycling centre can be found on AccessAble, formerly Disabled Go.
9am to 4pm every day except Thursday and Friday.
9am to 5pm every day except Thursday and Friday.
Every Thursday and Friday.
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.* You can book your slot up to two weeks in advance.
Book your slot to visit Dovercourt Recycling Centre
*Blue Badge holders, pedestrians and cyclists are not required to make a booking.
Recycling centre bookings terms and conditions.
To cancel a booking, please follow the link in your booking confirmation.
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 centres that accepts vans and limited DIY waste are Colchester and Clacton.
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.
Recycling centre policy and site restrictions