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Melton Mowbray 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.

All sites are closed

Tuesday 24 March 2020: All Recycling and Household Waste site are closed until further notice. Please check back for updates.

This site is open on all bank holidays, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

  • 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
  • When this site is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Somerby is open
  • All waste legally deposited at this site becomes the property of the County Council

This site accepts:

Batteries  Low energy bulbs
Car batteries Mattresses
Cardboard  Mobile Phones
Cartons Non-recyclable household waste
Chipboard Paper
Clothes Plasterboard (Charges apply)
Cooking oil Plastic Bottles
Flat Glass (Charges apply) Plastics
Fluorescent tubes Scrap metal
Foil Shoes
Food tins and drink cans Small appliances
Fridges and Freezers TV and monitors
Garden waste* Used engine oil
Glass White Goods (large domestic appliances)
Hardcore and soil (Charges apply) Wood

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

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 the following:

  • Ammunition such as Second World War shells, explosive caps, and ammunition for guns and shotguns
  • Asbestos
  • Business waste
  • Chemicals
  • Clinical waste/needles/sharps
  • Construction wood such as railway sleepers, telegraph poles and wood treated with creosote
  • Paint
  • Tyres

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

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