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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

Please note: from Sunday 1 October all of our sites will revert to winter opening times 9am to 4pm (on the days they're usually open). Please arrive at least 10 minutes before closing time.

Always check the web page for your intended waste site before you visit

  • Cooking oil: currently can't be accepted at Whetstone site
  • Scrap metal: currently can't be accepted at Somerby site

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 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.

Find out how to recycle, reuse or get rid of something.

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.


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New campaign urges responsible disposal

New hub available to make use of your leftovers

Great Big Green Week takes place from Saturday 10 June to Sunday 18 June