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Whetstone 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 - booking update

Due to some scheduled IT maintenance work, the booking form will be unavailable from 7.30pm Friday 26 February to 2pm Saturday 27 February. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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 or Thursday 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 physical assistance can be given by site staff
  • 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:

Asbestos* - cement bonded asbestos
only (Charges apply)

Hardcore and soil (Charges apply)
BatteriesLow energy bulbs
Car batteries Mobile phones
CardboardNon-recyclable household waste
(black bags, carpet, mattresses etc.)
Cartons Paint (liquid)
ChipboardPaper
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)
GlassWood

*You can dispose of 30 sheets or bags (or a combination of both); 10 lengths of guttering; 1 water tank

**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
  • Business waste
  • 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
  • Tyres

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

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