IMPORTANT CHANGES to Rayleigh recycling centre

As of Monday 6 June 2022 you will have to book a slot online in advance to visit Rayleigh recycling centre.
Pedestrians and blue badge holders do not need to book in advance.

For full details, please visit:

Why has a booking system been introduced at Rayleigh?
We have listened to resident feedback about congestion in and around Rayleigh recycling centre.
Introducing a trial booking system means that we can better manage demand and reduce queueing at peak times.
How do I book a slot?
Please visit All bookings must be made online at least 2 days prior to your visit.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need to bring proof of address and your booking confirmation. You will also need to bring a copy of the hire agreement if using a hire car.
What happens if I do not have a booking?
Vehicles without a booking confirmation will be refused entry.

What about limited internet, or accessibility issues?
If you have limited internet or accessibility issues that may restrict you from booking your slot online, there are alternative options to book a slot:

  • Do you have a smart phone on which to make the booking and display the booking information (the booking does not have to made on a computer and there is no need to print the booking)? 
  • Could you receive assistance from a friend, family member, colleague, carer or neighbour? You are also able to visit your local library where you can use the internet free of charge to book a slot and can also print your confirmation. 
  • As a last resort, you can phone the Essex County Council contact centre on 0345 743 0430 Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm who will make the booking on your behalf. 


Date of notice: 
Monday, 23 May 2022