Southend - Household Waste Recycling Centres

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Information on the Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Southend-on-Sea Borough 

Stock Road and Leigh Marshes Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are now open but only for essential visits and with strict social distancing measures in place to ensure visitor and staff safety.

Please check Southend-on-Sea Borough's website and our answers to Frequently Asked Questions before you visit.

Only visit the site if you are unable to safely store waste at home, or are unable to dispose of the waste through alternative options including  bulky waste collections, garden waste services or your normal weekly collection.

Since 8 June both sites have returned to usual summer opening hours.
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday - Leigh Marshes closed on Wednesdays, Stock Road closed on Thursdays

8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Commercial type vehicles Sundays only 12pm to 4pm

Strict social distancing controls will be in place to keep all visitors and site staff safe. This will include restricting the number of vehicles allowed on site at any one time. Anyone seen to be ignoring these social distancing measures will be asked to leave the site immediately.

There are  likely to be long traffic queues at times – particularly on Sundays - so please avoid this day and only visit the sites if your household waste really needs to go to the recycling centre right now. If it could be stored safely away at home, please do so.

Any residents showing symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolating or shielding should not visit any recycling centre under any circumstances and should follow advice from Public Health England.

    Stock Road

    Stock Road

    Address

    Stock Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 5QF 
     

    1st February - 31st October

    Weekdays (closed Thursday) - 9am - 5pm
    Weekends - 8am - 5pm
     

    1st November - 31st January

    Weekdays (closed Thursday) - 9am - 4pm
    Weekends - 8am - 4pm


    •    Open from 9am on Bank Holidays,
    •    Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

    Stock Road live webcam

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    Leigh Marshes

    Leigh Marshes

    Address

    Leigh Marshes, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2ET
     

    1st February - 31st October

    Weekdays (closed Wednesday) - 9am - 5pm
    Weekends - 8am - 5pm
     

    1st November - 31st January

    Weekdays (closed Wednesday) - 9am - 4pm
    Weekends - 8am - 4pm

    •    Open from 9am on Bank Holidays,
    •    Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

    Leigh Marshes live webcam

    Please note that the webcam feed can take a few moments to load.