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

Waste site updates

Temporary site closures in February and March - for essential maintenance and site improvement works. Waste permits for these sites will be valid at any other recycling and household waste site during this period:

  • Coalville will be closed from Monday 5 February for four weeks
  • Melton will be closed from Monday 19 February for two and a half weeks
  • Barwell will be closed from Monday 4 March for three weeks

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

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

  • Weekends are usually 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.
  • When visiting one of our sites please remember to wear appropriate sturdy footwear and gloves.

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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 about waste sites and waste permits.

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.

We're running composting workshops – let us know if you're interested.


General views of waste site

The new consultation is open until Wednesday 20 March

Give or take items for free at a new event in Harborough aimed to reduce waste

Your chance to have a say until January 2024 on proposals