Recycling centres could be axed as the Essex County Council looks to save £235million in the next three years.
The authority has recently reviewed bus services, cut street lighting and announced the proposed closure of children’s centres to try to meet the target.
Now it says it is to review how people recycle from Monday.
In a statement today the council said waste management services have to contribute to savings.
A spokesman said: “Significant investment in kerbside recycling services has been made in recent years by ECC and district, borough and city councils, which has resulted in fewer residents needing to dispose of waste at recycling centres
“Some of the older sites may no longer be best placed to meet the needs of a modern recycling centre.”
The council currently operates 21 recycling centres, with two in Epping Forest, at an annual cost of £6.4m.
A survey will be available to complete here, or by picking up a copy from libraries.
the centres in the district are located in Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, and Luxborough Lane in Chigwell.