Recycling centre bookings

Monday 13 March 2023

A public consultation was open between 9 October and 19 November 2023, for people to have their say on proposals to retain a booking process permanently. Bookings will remain in place until a decision on whether or not to keep the booking process is made early next year.
A booking system is being trialled for all vehicles* visiting Essex County Council (ECC) recycling centres to help manage waiting times, reduce congestion, and improve the customer experience. 

*Blue Badge holders, pedestrians and cyclists are not required to make a booking.

There is a separate booking system for vans, pick-ups and large trailers at our 9 van-friendly sites. Please check what ECC defines as a van, pick-up or large trailer.

There is no charge to book, but you need to make a booking each time you visit. Please remember, recycling centres only accept household waste.

Select which booking system you require:

Book your slot to visit a recycling centre in a car.

Book your slot to visit a recycling centre in a van, pick-up or vehicle towing a large trailer.