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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 announced 

County waste site to close for repairs

Shepshed's recycling and household waste site will be temporarily closed from Monday, 2 September for essential maintenance work.

Recycling and waste site

The Hathern Road site is expected to be closed for 12 weeks and is due to re-open on Monday, 25 November.

The closure will allow Leicestershire County Council to carry out necessary drainage work, as well as maintenance to other areas within the site.

Local residents and permit holders wanting to use an alternative waste site during the closure period can visit:

• Loughborough RHWS, Railway Terrace, LE11 1HW (Saturday-Wednesday);
• Lount RHWS, Nottingham Road, LE65 1SD (Thursday-Monday);
• Coalville RHWS, Linden Way, LE67 3LA (Saturday-Wednesday);
• Mountsorrel RHWS, Granite Way, LE12 7TZ (Thursday-Monday).

Permits for the Shepshed waste site will be accepted at the above sites during the closure, and kerbside collections will continue to take place as usual.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this temporary closure will cause. 

We would encourage people to visit our website to find their closest alternative site, and to think about when they plan to visit, as nearby sites may be busier than usual.

Blake Pain, cabinet member for environment and transport.

To find the location and opening days and times for all 14 county council sites, visit 

The county council has also issued advice that roadworks will be taking place in the Shepshed area during the temporary closure, so please make sure to check for traffic and diversion updates before setting off to an alternative site. For details, visit

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