Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre (the tip)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – waste and recycling

Household waste and recycling – there are temporary bin collection changes from March 2020

Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre ('the tip') will remain closed until further notice.

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 Easter, Christmas and New Year the following changes apply:

  • Easter Sunday – closed
  • Christmas Eve – open 8am to 1pm
  • Christmas Day – closed
  • Boxing Day – closed
  • New Year’s Day – closed

The site is open at its usual hours during other Easter weekend days and 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