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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Oadby 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 our website for your intended waste site before setting off, for the latest information. We're continuing to experience high demand, particularly 11am to 4pm.

Upcoming changes to 2021 opening hours:
1-31 October: 9am to 5pm
1 November to 31 March 2022: 9am to 4pm

Shepshed and Somerby waste sites are closed until further notice. Bottesford waste site will remain closed for essential maintenance work, starting mid-September to last around 12 weeks.

Kibworth site is due to close on Monday 1 November for redevelopment work.

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

We apologise for any inconvenience or delays and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

  • 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, carpet, mattresses etc.)
Cartons Paper
ChipboardPlasterboard** (Charges apply)
ClothesPlastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
Cooking oilScrap metal
Flat glass (Charges apply)Shoes
Fluorescent tubesSmall appliances
FoilTextiles
Food tins and drink cansTVs and monitors
Fridges and freezers^Used engine oil
Garden waste*White goods (large domestic appliances)
Gas bottlesWood
Glass 

*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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