Recycling centre bookings

A booking process is in place at all 21 Essex County Council recycling centres.

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

How to book

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Booking is free, quick and easy, just:

  1. Choose a site
  2. Choose a slot
  3. Choose a time
  4. Enter your details
  5. Confirm your booking

We will then send you a confirmation email.  You may be asked to show your booking confirmation and proof of address at the site.

Make a booking

To make a booking, please select which recycling centre you wish to visit:

Find a recycling centre

More information

The booking process was trialled for all vehicles at all sites from March to December 2023. A decision was taken on 27 February 2024 to keep the booking process permanently.

Find out more information about the booking trial, read the final evaluation and access the consultation report.