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

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, Oadby is open
  • All waste legally deposited at this site becomes the property of the County Council

This site accepts:

Asbestos (Charges apply)(Permit needed)Low energy bulbs
BatteriesMattresses
Car batteriesMobile Phones
CardboardNon-recyclable household waste
CartonsPaint (Permit needed)
ChipboardPaper
ClothesPlasterboard (Charges apply)
Cooking oilPlastic Bottles
Flat Glass (Charges apply)Plastics
Fluorescent tubesScrap metal
FoilShoes
Food tins and drink cansSmall appliances
Fridges and FreezersTV and monitors
Garden waste*Used engine oil
GlassWhite 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:

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

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

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