Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre (the tip)

Household Waste and Recycling Centre works

From Tuesday 1 November 2022 until mid-January 2023, works at Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre will mean we have fewer containers for some types of waste, or they may not be in their usual location. During opening hours from 8am till last entry at 3:45pm you can still dispose of all accepted types of waste, but there may be longer queues at some containers – we apologise for any inconvenience. Please ask a member of staff if you need help to find the right container.

Before you go to the tip

The Household Waste and Recycling Centre is in Buckingham Hill Road, Linford, SS17 0PP.

You can only enter the site by travelling north on Buckingham Hill Road from Linford. No right-turn is permitted for vehicles travelling south on Buckingham Hill Road from the A13.

You must bring proof of address, such as a recent council tax bill, utility bill or permit to access the site, as you will be asked to prove you're a Thurrock resident – the tip is then free to use.

Trade waste is not accepted and will be challenged – you may be asked to complete a form confirming your items are household-only.

Safety at the site

To protect site users and staff:

  • you must wait at the stop sign until you are told it's safe to proceed
  • staff will show you where to park
  • you must park with your vehicle facing forwards
  • only 1 person will be allowed on each walkway or set of steps to access containers

Vans and vehicles with trailers

Residents who wish to dispose of their household waste using a van or a vehicle with a trailer must have a valid permit to access the site.

There is a height barrier of 1.8 metres (6 feet) at the entrance, with a separate traffic lane for van users who have a permit.

Vehicles with trailers are only allowed to enter the site on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Vehicles without trailers are also allowed to enter on these days.

Lorries are not allowed to enter the site at any time.

Opening dates and times

The 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 be closed 15 minutes before the site closing time to allow time for residents to unload their vehicles.

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 Eve – closed
  • New Year’s Day – closed
  • New Year’s Day bank holiday – closed

The site is open at its usual hours during other Easter weekend days and all other bank holidays.

What is and isn't accepted

Before going to the site, check what you can and can't take to the tip.

For more advice on how to dispose of unwanted items, go to our A to Z of waste and recycling.