A recycling and household waste site

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

Waste site updates

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

Kibworth site to open on Thursday 23 March.

Gas bottles/cylinders: From 30 January, the Mountsorrel and Oadby sites will be unable to accept gas bottles / cylinders. Please keep an eye on the website for any updates.  Loughborough and Barwell currently cannot accept them either.

Bottesford, Somerby and Lutterworth can not accept upholstered furniture. All other sites in Leicestershire will accept this material, but will have limited capacity.

Bagged compost: our supplier for bagged compost has ceased trading and we're considering alternative options. Bagged compost is still available at the following sites: Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel and Shepshed.

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

  • Weekends are usually quite 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.

Vans, pick-ups and cars with trailers, and 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.

Cement bonded asbestos that has been removed by the householder can be disposed of at 4 of our recycling and household waste sites with a temporary permit.