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Pitsea Recycling Centre

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. 

Address

 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.

Opening hours

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. 

16 October to end of February

9am to 4pm every day

1 March to 15 October

9am to 5pm every day

Closed

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

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

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. 

Asbestos

Business waste

Chemical waste 

Clinical waste

Dead animals

Fireworks, ammunition and explosives

Fuel

Gas cylinders

Japanese knotweed

Find out how to correctly dispose of household hazardous waste in Essex

Vehicle and site restrictions

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:

  • three wheelbarrow loads (one car boot) of soil, hardcore or gypsum-based products including plasterboard and dry wall lining
  • one wheelbarrow load of tiles

In any 6-month period you may not exceed each of the following:

  • three large ceramic items (e.g. 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