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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

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

  • Plasterboard can't be accepted at the Oadby site until further notice.
  • Gas cylinders can no longer be accepted at the Shepshed site from Thursday 21 March 2024.
  • Gas cylinders temporarily can't be accepted at the Coalville site, until further notice.

The Lount site is closed until further notice due to vandalism. Please check back for further updates.

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

  • Our recycling and household waste sites will be open on their usual days over the Easter bank holiday weekend. 
  • 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.

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.