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Colchester Shrub End Recycling Centre for Household Waste

Maldon Road, Shrub End, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4RN

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Level Change (Pedestrian Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.


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  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Colchester.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Colchester Town.

Opening Times (Summer - 1st March - 15th October)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Comments View
    • The site closes at 16.00 between 16th October and end of Feb.
    • The site closes at 13.00 on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and is closed; Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 195cm (6ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • The height restriction does not apply between noon and closing on Sunday.
    • Blue Badge holders with an overheight vehicle will be given access, please see a member of site staff.

Outside Access (Pedestrian Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Shrub End Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the waste disposal skip is via 10 medium steps with handrails on both sides.
    • Reasonable assistance from a member of staff is available on request.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Comments View
    • Children are welcome, although must either stay in their vehicle or be closely monitored by an adult.