West End Lane, Dovercourt, CO12 3SF

Opening hours

16 October to end of February

9am to 4pm every day except Thursday and Friday

1 March to 15 October

9am to 5pm every day except Thursday and Friday


Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve closed from 1pm

Every Thursday, Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day (except as below)

Christmas Additional Opening

Open on Friday 23 December 9am to 4pm 

Open on Friday 30 December 9am to 4pm 

Vehicle and site restrictions

Vans, pick-ups and other commercial-type vehicles – including those privately owned - are not allowed to use this site.

Customers attempting to park prohibited vehicles outside the site and carry waste in will be turned away.

DIY waste including hardcore, plasterboard, tiles, bathroom and kitchen units and doors is not accepted at this recycling centre.

Your nearest recycling centres that accepts vans and limited DIY waste are Colchester and Clacton.

What you cannot bring to recycling centres

Save yourself a visit!

Many people come to our recycling centres with things they could've given away or even sold. Find your item in our A to Z of waste for advice on your options.