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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.
Weekends: Weekends are usually quite busy and we're expecting to run out of capacity for some waste types at some sites. Before setting off, check our Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates, and please note:
we're experiencing staff shortages due to infection and illness and continue to have challenges recruiting.
while we plan for busy periods, we urge you to think about when you plan to visit your waste site to avoid delays and check our website for opening hours before setting off.
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.
Bottesford site will open for 2 days every 2 weeks from Friday 10 June. Market Harborough site will be closed Thursdays and Fridays from Thursday 9 June.
Somerby waste site currently closed due to staffing shortages.
Compost bags are currently only available from Whetstone.
Check if you need a waste permit
Appointments are no longer required to visit a waste site, but you'll need a permit if you're using a:
Van, pick-up truck or any vehicle designed or altered to carry goods, including 4x4s, car derived vans and tippers*
Trailer 4 foot 6 inches (1.37 metres) long or over (from front board to back board)*
Booking online is quicker and easier, but if you don’t have an email address and require a waste permit, please contact our customer services team. Call waiting times might be considerable as we regularly deal with high numbers of calls during this time.
Changes to vehicle ownership or address
Household waste permits are short term and don't need updating.
Renewing a waste permit
You apply for a new permit as and when you need one, you cannot renew a permit.