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Residents from Thurrock and the Southend-on-Sea Council areas are not permitted to use this facility.   Staff at the centres may ask for proof of residency from visitors (council tax bill or driving licence) Detail of vehicles, as well as names and addresses, may be recorded for monitoring purposes.  For information on recycling centres in your area please contact your local council. 


Canvey Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0QX

Opening hours

16 October to end of February

9am to 4pm every day

1 March to 15 October

9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, Sunday close at 4pm


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.

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 is Pitsea.

What you cannot bring to recycling centres

DIY waste

Canvey recycling centre does not accept DIY waste including hardcore, plasterboard, tiles, bathroom and kitchen units and doors. Your nearest recycling centre that accepts limited DIY waste is Pitsea.