Changes to opening times at waste sites

Autumn and winter opening times will apply from Saturday 1 October

Winter waste site opening hours to come into effect

The seasonal change in opening hours for Leicestershire’s recycling and household waste sites will come into effect next week.

From Saturday 1 October to 31 March, autumn and winter opening times will apply, with all county council waste site opening times changing to 9am to 4pm, on the days they are open. Last entry will be at 3.55pm.

Sites at Lount, Lutterworth, Melton, Mountsorrel and Whetstone are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and the Barwell, Coalville, Loughborough, Market Harborough, and Oadby sites are closed on Thursdays and Fridays. Shepshed is closed Sunday to Wednesday.

The Bottesford site is open two days per week every two weeks.

The Kibworth site is currently closed for redevelopment work and the Somerby site is also closed until further notice due to ongoing staff shortages.


We reduce the opening hours at our recycling and household waste sites every year from October to March.

This means we can keep the sites open for extended hours during the summer months when there is higher demand for using our waste sites.


For the latest information about your nearest recycling and household waste site, visit our waste and recycling pages

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