Recycling Centres for Household Waste

The Saturday waste collections from the recreation ground in Great Wakering will now continue in 2022/2023.

The collections will continue the third Saturday of every month from 9am until 12pm as follows:

To keep up-to-date with any changes to bin collections please sign up for e-mail alerts at Tell Me More.


Saturday 16th April
Saturday 21st May
Saturday 18th June
Saturday 16th July
Saturday 20th August
Saturday 17th September
Saturday 15th October
Saturday 19th November
Saturday 17th December


Saturday 21st January
Saturday 18th February
Saturday 18th March

Please note that only non-recyclables will be collected (sacks only), we do not collect garden waste or hard core/building rubble/plasterboard items. The service is provided on a first come first served basis and once the vehicles are full they will leave the site.

Find out more about this service by following the link in Related Content section.

Castle Road Recycling Centre, Rayleigh is run by Essex County Council and we are not responsible for the centre.

From the 6th June 2022, residents will need to book a slot to visit Castle Road Recycling Centre. You can book a slot on the Essex County Council website up to 2 weeks in advance. Please see Related Content to book your slot.

These are the advertised times the centre is open and we are not responsible for any alteration Essex County Council make to these times – if you have any queries about the centre please visit the related link in Related Content section or call the Essex County Council helpline on 0345 603 7625



16 Oct - End of Feb


1 Mar- 15 Oct

Monday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Wednesday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Thursday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Friday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Saturday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Sunday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm

All day closing: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Half-day closing: If Christmas Eve and New Years Eve fall on a day the recycling centre is usually open, the centre will close at 1pm.

For full list of items accepted, please visit the link in Related Content or call the Essex County Council helpline on 0345 603 7625

Proof of residency may be required when visiting Castle Road Recycling Centre

Stock Road Recycling Centre, Southend -On -Sea is not available to Rochford residents.