This recycling centre is now open. Visiting this site is only essential where there is no alternative available. Please 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.
Pitsea recycling centre, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH
Information on disabled access to the recycling centre can be found on AccessAble, formerly Disabled Go.
During busy periods a temporary diversion may be in place to allow free access to members of the public visiting the Watt Tyler Country Park. Traffic management controls and appropriate signage will be displayed so please follow the diverted route where indicated. Thank you in advance for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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. Site staff may stop you at the gate to ensure the waste you are carrying has come from the household.
Pitsea 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: