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Somerby is one of 14 recycling and household waste sites in Leicestershire

  • 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 Thursdays and Fridays, Melton Mowbray is open.  

This site accepts:

Batteries Low energy bulbs
Car batteriesMobile Phones
CardboardNon-recyclable household waste
Cartons Paper
ChipboardPlasterboard (Charges apply)
ClothesPlastic Bottles
Cooking oilPlastics
Flat Glass (Charges apply)Scrap metal
Fluorescent tubesShoes
FoilSmall appliances
Food tins and drink cansTV and monitors
Fridges and FreezersUsed engine oil
Garden waste*White Goods (large domestic appliances)
Hardcore and soil (Charges apply) 

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

This site does not accept:

  • Ammunition such as Second World War shells, explosive caps, and ammunition for guns and shotguns
  • Asbestos
  • Business waste
  • Chemicals
  • 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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