From Monday 6 June 2022 you will need to book a slot in advance to visit Rayleigh Recycling Centre. You can book your slot up to 2 weeks in advance. The booking system is now open. For further information, read our bookings page.
You must be a resident in the statutory area of Essex County Council to use this site. Residents from Thurrock and the Southend-on-Sea Council areas are not permitted to use this site. Staff at the centres may ask for proof of residency from visitors (council tax bill or driving licence). Details of your 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 and ensure you check which council area you live.
Rayleigh Recycling Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7QF
Information on disabled access to the recycling centre can be found on AccessAble, formerly Disabled Go.
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.
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.
Customers attempting to park prohibited vehicles outside the site and carry waste in will be turned away.
Rayleigh 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:
Your nearest recycling centre that accepts vans and limited DIY waste is Pitsea.
The following items cannot be taken to any ECC recycling centre. You must arrange a separate collection or disposal of these items.