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Mountnessing recycling centre, Roman Road, Mountnessing, Essex, CM4 9AU

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 except Tuesday

1 March to 15 October

9am to 5pm every day except Tuesday


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

Every Tuesday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Vehicle and site restrictions

Vans, pick-ups and other commercial-type vehicles – 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 Chelmsford.

What you cannot bring to recycling centres

  • Asbestos  
  • Chemicals and other toxic substances
  • Clinical waste
  • Dead animals
  • DIY waste including hardcore, plasterboard, tiles, bathroom and kitchen units and doors
  • Fireworks, ammunition and explosives
  • Fuel
  • Gas cylinders
  • Hazardous waste
  • Japanese knotweed
  • Landlord's waste
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Trade or commercial waste