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Recycling & Household Waste Sites

Leicestershire County Council provides 14 Recycling & Household Waste Sites for the public to use to dispose of their own household waste.  To see information about each site either click on the map below or choose the site from the list.
What are the Opening Times ? What is Household Waste?
Guidelines for using the site How do I dispose of Cement bonded asbestos?
No vans/trailers can tip without a permit.
How can I dispose of paint?
Leicester City Council RHWS

Map showing the Recycling and Household Waste Sites and links to what the sites recycle.

Barwell, Bottesford, Coalville, Kibworth, Loughborough, Lount , Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, Oadby, Shepshed, Somerby, Whetstone
Map showing Recycling and Household Waste Sites

Opening Times

Changes to RHWS Opening Times
The following changes to the 14 Leicestershire recycling and household waste site (RHWS) opening hours are
  1. ·Summer opening times will be 9.00am to 7.00pm from April 1st  to September 30th  with sites open seven days a week
  2. ·Winter opening times will be 9.00am to 4.00pm from October 1st to March 31st with sites open five days a week. All sites will continue to be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
  3. ·Sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
During the winter period each site will be closed for two days during the week as set out in the table below.
SITE
MON
TUES
WEDS
THUR
FRI
SAT
SUN
Barwell
 
 
 
X
X
 
 
Bottesford
 
 
 
X
X
 
 
Coalville
 
 
 
X
X
 
 
Kibworth
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
Loughborough
 
 
 
X
X
 
 
Lount
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
Lutterworth
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
Market Harborough
 
 
 
X
X
 
 
Melton
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
Mountsorrel
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
Oadby
 
 
 
X
X
 
 
Shepshed
 
X
X
 
     
 
 
Somerby
 
 
 
X
X
 
 
Whetstone
 
X
X
 
 
 
 
X denotes site closed.
Signs have been erected at each of the sites notifying site users of the planned changes to the opening times and the days when the site will be closed, together with the nearest alternative site.
Please see the guide to site opening hours, which includes Christmas 2014.
rhws_winter_opening_times_card.pdf
Vehicles are allowed access to the site up to 5 minutes before closing time.  Vehicles must be off-site by closing time.
All sites are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Please do not visit the sites when they are closed. People caught tipping waste when the sites are closed are liable to prosecution.

Household Waste

These sites are provided for residents within Leicestershire in accordance with Section 51 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.  These sites are for householders to dispose of their own household waste.
Household waste does not include
Waste from the activities of a trader or business
Construction and Demolition waste, even if it is from your own home.  Construction and Demolition Waste includes soil, bricks, rubble, concrete and fitted items of furniture such as wardrobes, kitchen units, etc.
kerbside collect A - Z

Cement bonded asbestos

Cement bonded asbestos from householders is only accepted at 5 sites, to request a free short term permit please call County Hall on 0116 305 0001 or apply online.

Trade Waste

Commercial waste is only accepted at our Whetstone Recycling & Household Waste Site, please visit the trade waste page for further details.

Access to the Sites

All Leicestershire residents are welcome to use the sites during the opening hours for the recycling and disposal of their own household waste. Users must follow all rules that apply to the site, including:
All waste must be pre-sorted to enable it to be recycled, and placed in the appropriate containers.
For safety, please keep children in cars, and be aware of other vehicles and users on the site
Assistance is available if required. Please ask.
If you can not climb the steps, or similar, and will require assistance, your waste must be safely packaged and no single item should weigh more than 25kg.
Vans, commercial type vehicles and trailers over 4’-6” are restricted on the sites. Drivers of these vehicles require a Permit before visiting the site.

Leicester City Council Waste Sites

Two Recycling and Household Waste Sites are available to Leicester City residents.  These are located at :-
Bridge Road Recycling Centre, Off Spence Street, Leicester, LE5 3LD
Freemans Common Recycling Centre, Islington Street, Freemans Common, Leicester, LE2 7SQ
Bottesford Melton Somerby Market Harborough Kibworth Lutterworth Barwell Coalville Whetstone Loughborough Lount Mountsorrel Shepshed Oadby

Page Last Updated: 24 December 2013