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Waltham Abbey Recycling Centre

This recycling centre is open during normal opening hours. Expect queues and delays. Please check recycling centre policy and site restrictions before visiting.

You must be a resident in the statutory area of Essex County Council to use this site. Residents outside of the statutory area of Essex County Council 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.

Address

Waltham Abbey recycling centre, Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JU

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 and Wednesday

1 March to 15 October

9am to 5pm every day except Tuesday and Wednesday

Closed

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

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

Vehicle and site restrictions

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.

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 are Brentwood and Harlow.

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

Find out more about recycling centres

Recycling centre policy and site restrictions

Advice for businesses disposing of their waste in Essex