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Recycling Centres and Opening Times

You can find Colchester's Recycling Centre on

Maldon Road, Shrub End, Colchester CO3 4RN

Our opening times are below:

 Winter: 16th October - 28th FebruarySummer: 1st March - 15th October
Monday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Wednesday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Thursday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Friday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Saturday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Sunday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm

All day closing: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. 
Half-day closing: If Christmas Eve and New Years Eve fall on a day the recycling centre is usually open, the centre will close at 1pm.

You can find West Mersea's Recycling Centre on

Upland Road, West Mersea, CO5 8DX

Opening times for West Mersea are below:

 Winter: 16th October - 28th FebruarySummer: 1st March - 15th October
Monday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
WednesdayCLOSEDCLOSED
ThursdayCLOSEDCLOSED
Friday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
Saturday9am - 4pm9am - 5pm
SundayCLOSEDCLOSED

All day closing: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. 
Half-day closing: If Christmas Eve and New Years Eve fall on a day the recycling centre is usually open, the centre will close at 1pm.

Information on what items you CAN and CANNOT bring to these sites, along with information on all other Recycling Centres for Household Waste in Essex can be found on the Essex Council Council  webpage.


Recycling Banks

pdf icon Download a PDF here with a full list of recycling banks [259kb] including what items are accepted at each one.