Waste disposal charges and terms

There is a charge to dispose of some types of non-household waste at all Recycling and Household Waste Sites in Leicestershire

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Waste site updates

1 March: Whetstone recycling site currently cannot accept liquid paint until further notice.

Temporary site closures in February and March - for essential maintenance and site improvement works. Waste permits for these sites will be valid at any other recycling and household waste site during this period:

  • Barwell will be closed from Monday 4 March for three weeks

Always check the web page for your intended waste site before you visit. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before closing.

Weekends: Before setting off, check our website for opening hours, check our Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates. Please note:

  • Weekends are usually busy. Sometimes we're unable to accept certain materials and, in extreme cases, may have to close sites until there is sufficient capacity to run them safely.
  • We plan for busy periods, but urge you to think about when to visit your waste site, to avoid delays.
  • When visiting one of our sites please remember to wear appropriate sturdy footwear and gloves.

Free Allowance

From 1 January 2024, there will be a free allowance of construction and demolition waste, including from preparatory works, if the waste is produced at a domestic property by residents that have undertaken the work themselves at their own home, and the amount of waste delivered in a single visit is either:

  • less than 100 litres of loose waste that is capable of being fitted into two 50 litre bags; or,
  • one large item no bigger than 2000mm x 750mm x 700mm in size.

The free allowance

  • will apply to one visit per week (every 7 days) across all sites per household.
  • is across all waste types, not for each waste type, e.g., a resident with one slab and one toilet, would be charged for one of these items.

Charges

Charges will be made for quantities over the free allowance and you will be asked to pay by credit or debit card - cash will not be accepted - when you arrive at the Recycling and Household Waste Site, before disposing of your waste.

The charges, above the free allowance, will apply to all visitors.

Depending on what you’re disposing of, you will need to pay either £3 per unit or £3 per tub (or part tub). A tub is roughly the size of a large bucket.* We'll look at what you're bringing and make an assessment of the total cost on site. A different charge applies to cement bonded asbestos. *(There is a reference bucket on each site for you to determine the size of a tub).

Examples of chargeable items

Concrete 

For example:

  • Whole paving slabs
  • Concrete posts and lintels

Charge: £3 per slab, post or lintel over the free allowance.

Charges don’t apply for:

  • Domestic garden ornaments

Rubble/Hardcore 

For example:

  • Bricks (broken or whole)
  • Blocks (broken or whole)
  • Broken paving slabs
  • Sand, gravel and pebbles
  • Soil and clay from excavations
  • Turf
  • Cement mortar and rendering
  • Tarmac
  • Chimney pots

Charge: £3 per tub (or part tub) over the free allowance.

Ceramics (including plastic and fibreglass bathroom suite items) and tiles

For example:

  • Bath (ceramic, plastic or fibreglass) 
  • Shower tray (ceramic, plastic or fibreglass) 
  • Bidet
  • Wash hand basin / pedestal
  • Toilet
  • Toilet cistern
  • Sink
  • Toilet including cistern
  • Ceramic wall / floor tiles
  • Slates / roof tiles
  • Earthenware drains and sewer pipes

Charge: £3 each or £3 per tub (or part tub) over the free allowance.

Charges don’t apply for:

  • Metal baths and sinks
  • Baby baths
  • Crockery
  • Carpet or lino tiles
  • Terracotta/earthenware plant pots

Glass

For example:

  • Large sheet of window glass (including from doors)
  • Double glazed window unit (excluding frame)
  • Greenhouse glass
  • Broken window glass (including from doors)
  • Glass shower screens
  • Glass shower cubicles

Glass must be removed from any window units before you bring it to the Recycling and Household Waste Site.

Charge: £3 each or £3 per tub (or part tub) over the free allowance.

Charges don’t apply for:

  • Mirrors
  • Picture frame glass
  • Pyrex kitchenware
  • Domestic fish tanks

Plasterboard and gypsum products

For example:

  • Gypsum based products
  • Coving
  • Plaster board sheets (whole or broken)
  • Ceiling roses
  • Unused / part bags of plaster

Charge: £3 per sheet (1800mm x 900mm / 6ft x 3ft approx.) or £3 per tub (or part tub) over the free allowance.

Plasterboard must be separated from other waste, such as hardcore, before you bring it to the Recycling and Household Waste Site.

Charges don’t apply for:

  • Similar items made from polystyrene

Cement bonded asbestos

This waste is only accepted at Coalville, KibworthMountsorrel and Whetstone and you will need an asbestos waste permit.

Charges may apply at the Recycling and Household Waste Site depending on how much you wish to dispose of.

For example:

  • Cement bonded asbestos sheets
  • Guttering, down pipes etc.
  • Cement bonded asbestos flues and tanks

We cannot accept blue, brown or non-cement bonded asbestos.

Charge: £10 per sheet (2400mm x 1200mm / 8ft x 4ft approx.) or 3 metre length of guttering / pipe, or £10 per tub* (or part tub) over the free allowance.

*(There is a reference bucket at each site for you to determine the size of a tub).

Do not intentionally break or cut the cement bonded asbestos

All cement bonded asbestos must be double wrapped in clear polythene or bagged in clear polythene