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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Our response to the coronavirus outbreak is continuing – and our focus is on keeping critical services running, particularly those supporting vulnerable people.

We are currently working through the detail of the latest government announcements which affect Leicester city and parts of the county. 

Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Increased restrictions for Leicester and parts of Leicestershire  

Where you can take business or commercial waste

As a business or commercial organisation you are legally required to dispose of your waste responsibly. This is part of your duty of care

Changes to opening hours for Saturdays

As of Saturday 11 April 2020 Whetstone weighbridge will not be open on Saturday mornings (until further notice). 

There are a number of ways to dispose of commercial waste:

  • use a trade waste service provided by your district council
  • use a licensed waste contractor
  • take your waste to a waste transfer station
  • hire a skip

The Right Waste Right Place campaign gives advice to small businesses and establishments on meeting their Duty of Care obligations as practically as possible, to ensure their waste is properly disposed of.

Whetstone Transfer Station

You can take some types of business and commercial waste to the Whetstone Transfer Station. As a trade user you must report to the weighbridge when you arrive.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 8.15am - 4.15pm (last admittance 4.10pm)
Saturday: 8.15am - 12noon (last admittance 11.55am)*

*see above notification.

Coronavirus update - change to payment method

From Monday 30 March we will no longer be taking cash or cheque payments at the Whetstone Transfer Station weighbridge.

There will also be a new process for credit cards where the driver will be asked to call the number displayed at the site and give the operative the card details. Receipts will then be sent via email.

Whetstone Transfer Station is located next to Whetstone Recycling and Household Waste Site.

Trade waste accounts

You can now apply for a trade waste account online. You will need:

  • to upload a copy of your current waste carriers licence
  • to provide two trade references that your company has a credit account with
  • to complete all sections of the application form.

Once all checks have been carried out you will be notified if your application for a trade account has been approved.

You do not require an account in order to use the Whetstone Weighbridge, you can pay by cash, cheque, credit or debit card.

Apply for a trade waste account

Charges for disposing waste

There is a minimum charge of £28.50 (including VAT) for disposing of waste.

If you are disposing waste which weighs a full tonne, you will be charged the rate per tonne for that particular waste.

If the waste weighs less than a tonne you will either pay a proportion of the charge or the minimum charge, whichever is greater.

Charges vary for different types of waste. 

Making payment

Coronavirus update - change to payment method

From Monday 30 March we will no longer be taking cash or cheque payments at the Whetstone Transfer Station weighbridge.

There will also be a new process for credit cards where the driver will be asked to call the number displayed at the site and give the operative the card details. Receipts will then be sent via email.

We still accept payment on account.

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