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Council waste sites set to close temporarily

The coronavirus pandemic and national lorry driver shortage are causing staff shortages

Sign of waste site

Some Leicestershire County Council recycling and household waste sites are to temporarily close from this weekend.

The changes affect sites in Bottesford, Somerby and Shepshed, as the council is currently facing significant staff shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic and a national shortage of lorry drivers.

The county council has apologised for any inconvenience caused by the changes.

New opening times will also be introduced at the waste site in Whetstone, which will remain open for five days a week.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these closures will cause, and we’d encourage residents to visit our website and social media accounts for any updates.

The Bottesford and Shepshed waste sites will be open until 6pm this evening (Friday) and is then to be closed temporarily until further notice.

The Somerby waste site is also temporarily closing from 16th August to allow for pre-planned improvements to be carried out.

The site, which is usually open on Sundays and Monday, is to close for the work to be carried out.

The Whetstone site has been open seven days a week, but it will be permanently returning to its former five-day opening cycle from 23rd August 2021 (closing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). 

Residents who wish to use a household waste site, can visit one of the eleven recycling centres at - Barwell, Coalville, Kibworth, Lount, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Melton, Mountsorrel, Oadby and Whetstone – which remain open and operating.


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