Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre (the tip)

Before you go to the tip

The site is in Buckingham Hill Road, Linford, SS17 0PP – find out how to get to the tip.

Bring proof of address such as council tax or utility bill, as you will be asked to prove you're a Thurrock resident – the tip is then free to use

The site – formerly called Linford Civic Amenity Site – is open Monday to Sunday:

  • 8am to 5pm, from 1 March to 31 October
  • 8am to 4pm, from 1 November to 28/29 February

Entrance gates will usually close 15 minutes prior to closing time to allow residents time to unload their vehicles – this is a requirement of the site permit.

At Christmas and New Year the following changes apply:

  • Christmas Eve – open 8am to 1pm
  • Christmas Day – closed
  • Boxing Day – closed
  • New Years Day – closed

The site is open at its usual hours throughout Easter weekend and on all bank holiday Mondays.

Residents who wish to use a van, lorry or trailer to dispose of their household waste must have a valid permit to access the site.

What is and isn't accepted

The following items are accepted:

  • all type of household waste
  • items for re-use and recycling such as cardboard, furniture, paint, soil and hardcore
  • electrical items – anything that has a plug or uses a battery
  • non-recyclable waste such as carpets, mattresses, polystyrene, cartons and Tetra Paks

The following items are not accepted:

Check what you can take to the tip – including limits on amounts – before going to the site.

To find out how to dispose of your unwanted items, view our A to Z of waste and recycling.

At the tip

Be aware that:

  • a height barrier of 1.8m (6ft) is in place but there is a separate traffic lane for van use
  • wheel barrows and trolleys are provided
  • you can ask a member of staff if you are disabled or require any help
  • children should be supervised and kept in the vehicle at all times