Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)

Veolia have two HWRC’s (tips) in Southend.

Both sites allow residents to:

  • dispose of bulky items
  • recycle a wide range of household waste

In the summer, both sites have an average of 30,200 visitors every month. This is around 7,500 visitors every week.

You can find the best time to visit by looking at the webcam on Veolia’s website. Please wait for the page to load.

View our Re Use page for info on where you can dispose of good quality items.

Both sites have CCTV cameras and ANPR, which is Automatic Number Plate Recognition.
These are used to:

  • view the amount of visits by all vehicles
  • find illegal business waste
  • stop crime

Please note:

  • commercial type vehicles can only use the HWRCs between 12 and 4pm on Sundays
  • asbestos is not accepted at the HWRCs or in our kerbside collection services
    It has to be disposed of by a specialist contractor as it is hazardous waste that needs specialist collection and disposal
  • gas cylinders and tyres cannot be accepted at either HWRC

See the Veolia website for more info about the HWRCs

HWRC Opening Times

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

 

  Opening Days Opening Times
1st February to 31st October

Weekdays (closed Thursday)

Weekends

9am to 5pm

8am to 5pm

1st November to 31st January

Weekdays (closed Thursday)

Weekends

9am to 4pm

8am to 4pm

  • open from 9am on Bank Holidays,
  • closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

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

 

  Opening Days Opening Times
1st February to 31st October

Weekdays (closed Wednesday)

Weekends

9am to 5pm

8am to 5pm

1st November to 31st January

Weekdays (closed Wednesday)

Weekends

9am to 4pm

8am to 4pm

  • open from 9am on Bank Holidays,
  • closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

 

Page last updated: 30/01/2020