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Bottesford Recycling and Household Waste Site

Open 2 days per week every 2 weeks. Bottesford is one of 14 recycling and household waste sites in Leicestershire. Site users must keep children and pets in cars at all times and be alert and aware of other vehicles and pedestrians on the site.

Waste site updates

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

Barwell, Coalville, Loughborough, LountMelton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, Market Harborough and Oadby currently don't have compost bags available for sale.

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.
Fridays and Saturdays 9am - 4pm on these dates only: November 25, 26 / December 9, 10, 23, 24 / January 6, 7, 20, 21 / February 3, 4, 17, 18 / March 3, 4, 17, 18
Bottesford Recycling and Household Waste Site, 2 Normanton Lane, Bottesford, NG13 0EL
  • We encourage residents to wear a face covering when they are on this site if they can
  • Vans, pick-ups and cars with trailers, and any vehicle bringing asbestos, chemicals or liquid paint, must have a Waste Permit.
  • Maximum of two adults per vehicle, suitable footwear and gloves should be worn to assist in safe handling of your waste. Please ensure you can unload your waste yourself as unfortunately at present no physical assistance can be given by site staff
  • Vehicles are allowed access to the site up to 5 minutes before closing time (at peaks times this may be increased)
  • All vehicles must be off-site by closing time
  • Pedestrian access is not permitted at this site
  • All waste legally deposited at this site becomes the property of the County Council
  • Waste site terms and conditions and site rules
 

There is a charge to dispose of some types of non-household waste.
You can only pay using a credit or debit card, contactless when possible. Cash or cheques will not be accepted.

This site accepts:

Batteries

Bric a brac

Car batteries

Cardboard

Cartons

Chipboard

Clothes

Computers and peripherals (including printers, keyboards, computer mice, tablets, gaming consoles)

Cooking oil

Used engine oil

Flat Glass (Charges apply)

Fluorescent tubes

Foil

Food tins and drink cans

Fridges and freezers^

Garden waste*

Gas bottles

Glass

Hardcore and soil (Charges apply)

Low energy bulbs

Mobile phones

Non-recyclable household waste (black bags, carpet, mattresses etc.)

Paper

Plasterboard** (Charges apply)

Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays

Scrap metal

Shoes

Small appliances

Textiles

TVs and monitors

White goods (large domestic appliances)

Wood

 

*Any branches or tree trunks must be smaller or cut down to less than 15cm wide and 1 metre in length.

**We can only accept plasterboard for recycling if all fixtures and fittings, such as tiles or woodwork, have been separated from the plasterboard first. We cannot accept demolition waste that contains plasterboard mixed with other materials such as tiles and bricks.

^If your fridge or freezer or wine/beer cooler is glass fronted or branded, additional questions may be asked by site staff to ensure the items are household waste and not from commercial activities.

Confidential waste

  • Please remove all confidential data from your PC, laptop, phone or tablet before you dispose of it.
  • You must remove confidential material from your general waste and ensure that it is disposed of correctly.

This site does not accept:

  • Ammunition such as Second World War shells, explosive caps, and ammunition for guns and shotguns
  • Asbestos
  • Business waste
  • Car parts
  • Chemicals
  • Clinical waste / needles / sharps
  • Construction wood such as railway sleepers, telegraph poles and wood treated with creosote
  • COVID-19 contaminated material (or suspected) unless it is double bagged and has been kept for at least 72 hours before depositing it on site
  • Paint (liquid)
  • Tyres

Please see our How do I dispose of...   page for suggestions of how you can reuse or recycle your items or if you can’t see your item listed here.