From Monday 13 March 2023, you will need to book a slot to visit an Essex County Council recycling centre. The booking process has already been trialled at Rayleigh Recycling Centre, and for large vehicles using the nine van-friendly sites.
Both trials have been effective in smoothing demand across operating hours, and reducing queues and congestion both in and around the sites.
You will not need to book if you are a Blue Badge holder or if you are visiting the site as a pedestrian.
For more information, please visit www.loveessex.org/bookings