Recycling centre booking system for Rayleigh

Rayleigh Recycling Centre.

Wednesday 4 May 2022


From 6 June 2022 you will have to book a slot to visit Rayleigh Recycling Centre. We have taken this measure following feedback from site users and local residents to address excess queuing and traffic at Rayleigh Recycling Centre, and on the surrounding roads. By trialling a booking system at Rayleigh we hope to improve how we manage this service and reduce queuing at peak times.

Book your slot to visit Rayleigh Recycling Centre

If you want to visit Rayleigh Recycling Centre, from 6 June 2022, you will need to book a slot in advance. Please remember, recycling centres only accept household waste. Watch our video for a quick tutorial of how to make your booking.  

Book your slot to visit Rayleigh Recycling Centre

There is no charge to book, but you need to make a booking each time you visit.

When making the booking, a calendar will appear displaying the time slots. Fully booked slots will be greyed out, and available slots will be green.

You can also view the capacity of each slot in the bottom right-hand corner of the time slot so you can see how busy each slot is. Once your booking is complete you will receive a confirmation email. Please bring the booking confirmation and proof of address. Only residents of the Essex County Council area will be allowed access.

To cancel a booking, please follow the link in your booking confirmation.

Please note:

  • Booking slots will be made available for a maximum of two weeks in advance.
  • Bookings cannot be made on the same day. Bookings will close one day in advance to allow for a detailed list to be provided to the sites and administrative teams.
  • Blue Badge holders do not need to make a booking to visit this site. 
  • To ensure fair usage, we ask residents to limit visits to one booking per week.
  • Bookings will be for a 15 minute time slot. You can arrive at your designated recycling centre at any point within this time slot, but please don’t arrive early. You have 15 minutes to unload your vehicle once on site.
  • A booking slot does not allow priority access. If you arrive and there is a queue, please do not try and skip the queue as you will be refused access.
  • If you miss your slot, you will have to book another slot to visit on another day.
  • This site may need to close for short periods throughout the day to allow for the safe movement of containers and bins. If this coincides with your booked slot, you will be held in a queue and given access as soon as possible.
  • If you would like to cancel your booking, the booking confirmation email will contain a link called 'return to my booking'. If you click this link, you will be able to follow instructions to cancel your booking.
  • If you do not have access to the internet, bookings can be made free of charge on a public computer at a local library, where booking confirmations can also be printed.
  • If you do not have access to the internet, you can also phone the Essex County Council contact centre on 0345 743 0430 Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm who will make the booking on your behalf.

Any vehicles that park up outside and attempt to walk waste in will be reported and refused entry.

If you are visiting as a pedestrian, you do not need to book a slot.

Normal site rules apply. Rayleigh Recycling Centre does not accept vans.

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