Lutterworth and Shepshed waste sites to close this weekend

Staff shortages mean there are temporary closures

Sign of waste site

Lutterworth and Shepshed’s household waste and recycling sites will not be able to open this weekend because of staff shortages.  

Illness, coupled with the continuing difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff, means there will not be enough staff available to operate the two sites.  

This means that the Lutterworth site will be shut on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and the Shepshed site will be closed temporarily for one day on Saturday (16 July).  

Both sites are planned to reopen as normal from next Thursday (21 July).  

A spokesperson for Leicestershire County Council said: “Our staff have been working very hard to keep our waste sites open and keep any disruption to the service to a minimum but staff shortages remain a continuing issue. 
 
“We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused and we would like to thank people for their understanding and patience.” 

Residents can visit an alternative site, including the Market Harborough, Loughborough and Lount waste sites respectively.  

The extreme hot weather may also impact our services at waste sites and the latest information is available on the county council website. People planning a trip to recycle or dispose of rubbish are urged to check before they set off. 

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