From Monday 13 March, you will need to book a slot to visit an Essex County Council recycling centre.

This is a trial that will be in place until December 2023. A booking system has already been trialled at Rayleigh Recycling Centre, and a booking system for large vehicles is currently in place at Essex’s nine van-friendly sites.

Both of these booking system trials have been successful in smoothing the pattern of demand across operating hours and reducing queues and congestion.

Find out full details about the booking system trial.