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A recycling and household waste site

Find out if you will need a waste permit and apply for one online.

Waste site updates

Sites are extremely busy at present and are running low on capacity for many waste streams - please bear with us, staff are working hard to improve the situation, but ongoing demand remains high.

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

  • 9 July: Large domestic appliances (LDA) can't be accepted until further notice.
  • Gas bottles/cylinders - check your intended site. Temporarily can't be accepted at the Barwell and Whetstone sites, until further notice.

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

  • Weekends, especially during bank holidays, 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.

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All vans, pick-ups and cars with trailers, and/or any vehicle bringing asbestos, chemicals or liquid paint, require a waste permit to visit a recycling and household waste site.

The long-term waste permits scheme is currently suspended

The temporary garden and household waste permit scheme is reinstated, coming into effect from Monday 19 July 2021.

Charities can request an appointment to visit Whetstone Transfer Station.

You will need a permit to dispose of household liquid paint. You can only take Liquid paint to Whetstone recycling and household waste site.

You can only dispose of cement bonded asbestos with a permit. You can apply for a temporary permit online.