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Waste and recycling

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Find out about waste permits, recycling and where to take rubbish.

Rubbish bin collections are covered by your district council.

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Waste site updates

From Saturday 1 October opening hours for all recycling and household waste sites, on the days they are open, will be 9am to 4pm (last admittance 3.55pm). Please arrive at least 10 minutes before closing.

Check the web page for your intended waste site before you visit.

Mountsorrel, Oadby, Shepshed and Whetstone are currently unable to accept gas cylinders.

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.
  • While we plan for busy periods, we urge you to think about when you plan to visit your waste site to avoid delays.


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