Sports Centre Amenity Collections To Continue





Great Wakering waste collection point to continue

Rochford District Council has approved the budget to continue operating a waste collection point in Great Wakering for another year.

The service enables local residents to take non-recyclable waste only to the car park of Great Wakering Sports Centre on the third Saturday of every month.  The collection vehicle is on site from 9am until approximately 12pm (please be aware that it will leave early if it gets filled up).

Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Dave Sperring, said: “The Great Wakering waste collection point has proved extremely popular with local residents and we have taken their views on board.

“Despite ever increasing pressures on our budget we have managed to extend this service for the coming year, and I hope it continues to prove useful to those who live in the surrounding area.”

Further information:

What can I take to the Collection Point?

  •  Non-recyclable waste

    What can’t I take to the Collection Point?

  • Garden waste

  • Bulky items such as mattresses and furniture

  • Electrical appliances

  • Gas bottles

  • Asbestos

  • Any hazardous waste including chemicals and paint

  • Hard core/building rubble/plasterboard

  • Commercial/business waste

    Who can use the Collection Point?
    Rochford District residents only no trade waste

    The vehicle will leave the site once it is full. Any waste left here by residents is classed as fly tipping. This site is monitored for fly tipping, which is a serious CRIMINAL OFFENCE and carries a maximum penalty of £50,000 and/or a prison sentence

    Please be aware that:

  • Waste can be investigated prior to disposal

  • Any waste can be refused disposal at anytime

  • Proof of address/ID will be required by residents using the arrangement – Rochford District residents only

  • A vehicle height restriction of 2m will be in force

  • Vehicle registrations may be recorded

  • The amount of soil is limited to one car boot load

  • Large waste items such as furniture and electrical items can be collected via the Council’s chargeable bulky waste collection service.



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