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Waltham Abbey

Changes to recycling centres

We've made changes to what you can bring to your local recycling centre. Make sure you read about them before you set out.


Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JU

Opening hours

16 October to end of February

9am to 4pm every day except Tuesday and Wednesday

1 March to 15 October

9am to 5pm every day except Tuesday and Wednesday


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

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, 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.

DIY waste including soil, hardcore, plasterboard, tiles, bathroom and kitchen units and doors is not accepted at this recycling centre.  Find out more about the current waste strategy changes.

Your nearest recycling centre that accepts vans and limited DIY waste are Brentwood and Harlow.

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.