Maldon Recycling Centre

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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.


Maldon Recycling Centre
Park Drive

How to 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 every day.


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

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


You need to to book in advance to visit in a car, van, pick-up or vehicle towing a large trailer.*

Book your slot to visit in a car

Book your slot to visit in a van, pick-up or large trailer

*Blue Badge holders are not required to make a booking.

What does Essex County Council define as a van, pick-up or large trailer?

Recycling centre bookings terms and conditions.

How to cancel a booking

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

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

Vehicle and site restrictions

Light commercial vehicles (under 3,500kg / 3.5 tonnes) will be accepted with a valid booking 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. 

Maldon 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 single visit you may not exceed each of the following:

  • three wheelbarrow loads (one car boot) of soil, hardcore or gypsum-based products including plasterboard and dry wall lining
  • one wheelbarrow load of tiles
  • three large ceramic items (such as a toilet or wash basin)
  • one uPVC or wooden window frame
  • one uPVC or wooden door
  • three wooden internal doors
  • any element of a built-in kitchen

Find out more about recycling centres

Recycling centre policy and site restrictions

Advice for businesses disposing of their waste in Essex