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Following the government announcement on 14 June, we will update what that means for our services as soon as we can.

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Market Harborough 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 sites update

At the moment a booking is needed; this will change, subject to and broadly aligned with revisions to Government guidance concerning social distancing.

Please book an appointment if you need to visit this site.

  • Vehicles are only allowed access to the site with a pre-booked appointment
  • Vans and cars with trailers can book an appointment to visit this site on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. 
  • 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 phyisical assistance can be given by site staff
  • All vehicles must be off-site by closing time
  • Pedestrian access is not permitted at this site
  • When this site is closed on Thursdays and Fridays, Kibworth is open
  • 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)
Car batteries Low energy bulbs
CardboardMobile phones
Cartons Non-recyclable household waste
(black bags, carpet, mattresses etc.)
ClothesPlasterboard (Charges apply)
Cooking oilPlastic bottles, tubs, pots and trays
Flat glass (Charges apply)Scrap metal
Fluorescent tubesShoes
FoilSmall appliances
Food tins and drink cansTextiles
Fridges and freezersTVs and monitors
Garden waste*Used engine oil
Gas bottlesWhite goods (large domestic appliances)

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

We can also accept, but are not currently able to recycle:

  • Bric a brac

These items will need to be disposed of in the general waste containers at the site. Please use your normal kerbside recycling collections where possible.

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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