Rayleigh

Address

Castle Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7QF

Opening hours

16 October to end of February

9am to 4pm every day

1 March to 15 October

9am to 5pm every day

Closed

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

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

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.

Rayleigh recycling centre only accepts the following amounts of DIY waste:

  • In any 28-day period you may not exceed three wheelbarrow loads (one car boot) of soil, hardcore or gypsum-based products including plasterboard and dry wall lining
  • In any six-month period you may not exceed three large ceramic items (e.g. toilet or wash basin), one uPVC or wooden window frame, one uPVC or wooden door, three wooden internal doors or any elements of a built-in kitchen

Your nearest recycling centre that accepts vans and limited DIY waste is Pitsea.

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. Use our A to Z of waste for advice on your options.