Waste and recycling

A glass bottle being recycled

Find out about waste permits, recycling and where to take rubbish. Rubbish bin collections are covered by your district council.

Waste site updates

Check the web page for your intended waste site before you visit. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before closing time.

Gas bottles/cylinders: From 30 January, the Mountsorrel and Oadby sites, and from 31 March the Lount site, will be unable to accept gas bottles / cylinders. Please keep an eye on the website for any updates.  Loughborough and Barwell currently cannot accept them either.

Upholstered furniture: Bottesford, Somerby and Lutterworth cannot accept upholstered furniture. All other sites in Leicestershire will accept this material, but will have limited capacity.

Bagged compost: our supplier for bagged compost has ceased trading and we're considering alternative options. Bagged compost is still available at the following sites: Loughborough and Mountsorrel.

Weekends: Before setting off, check our website for opening hours, check our Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates. Please note:

  • Weekends are usually quite busy. Sometimes we're unable to accept certain materials and, in extreme cases, may have to close sites until there is sufficient capacity to run them safely.
  • We plan for busy periods, but urge you to think about when to visit your waste site, to avoid delays.

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A full list of recycling and household waste sites (tips) for Leicestershire residents only. Check opening days and times for each site.

Find out if you will need a waste permit and apply for one online.

Frequently asked questions around the opening of some waste sites and the waste site booking form during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

There is a charge to dispose of some types of non-household waste at all Recycling and Household Waste Sites in Leicestershire

It is important that you read this information and familiarise yourself with our conditions of use and site rules.

Take responsibility for your household waste and make sure that the right things go in the right bins.

Find out how to dispose of business or commercial waste and what are your legal responsibilities.

It is always the responsibility of the landowner to clear up fly-tipping on their own land

Minerals and Waste sites in Leicestershire

Your local district or borough council is responsible for your bin and household waste recycling collections.

Order a compost bin and find out about composting


Councillor Blake Pain at Kibworth recycling and household waste site

The site has step-free access to the skips, making it easier and safer for the public to recycle and deposit their unwanted household waste

Leicestershire was chosen as one of 31 places to receive the Net Zero Living Programme funding

Twelve key pledges for recycling and waste plans in Leicestershire have been set out in a partnership strategy to 2050