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CLOSED until further notice for essential maintenance work. 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 your intended waste site before setting off, for the latest information.

Winter opening hours now in operation: 9am to 4pm, from 1 November 2021 to 31 March 2022.

The Market Harborough waste site will open 7 days per week from Saturday 4 December, the first Thursday and Friday the site will be open being 9 and 10 December.

Bottesford site will remain closed for essential maintenance work, starting mid-September to last around 12 weeks. Kibworth site closed from Monday 1 November 2021 for redevelopment work.

We’re doing everything we can to recruit to vacant positions for operatives and HGV drivers. If you are interested in these roles and want to join a friendly team, please apply here.

The recycling and household waste site at Bottesford is to remain closed to allow maintenance work to be carried out.

The site is among several currently closed due to staffing issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a national shortage of lorry drivers, but Leicestershire County Council has confirmed that it will now not reopen until essential drainage work is completed. The work is due to begin in mid-September and is expected to take around 12 weeks. 

The Normanton Lane site was initially closed in January for the work to begin, but it had to be halted after traces of asbestos were discovered during initial investigations. Surveys have since been carried out at the site and it is now safe for the work to continue.

Residents are asked to use the Melton site during this time.

  • 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:

BatteriesHardcore and soil (Charges apply)
Bric a bracLow energy bulbs
Car batteriesMobile phones
CardboardNon-recyclable household waste
(black bags, carpets, mattresses etc.)
ChipboardPlasterboard** (Charges apply)
ClothesPlastic bottles, tubs, pots and trays
Cooking oilScrap metal
Flat glass (Charges apply)Shoes
Fluorescent tubesSmall appliances
Food tins and drink cansTV and monitors
Fridges and freezers^Used engine oil
Garden waste*White goods (large domestic appliances)
Gas bottlesWood

*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

For more information see How do I dispose of...  

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