Changes to opening hours at county waste sites


Winter opening hours for Leicestershire’s recycling and household waste sites will come into force next week.

From Monday, 1 October, winter opening times will apply, with all sites continuing to open five days a week, but from 9am to 4pm.

The five day pattern of opening is arranged so that sites are open at weekends and a proportion of sites remain open each day for use by the public in the week.

The council’s waste sites at Kibworth, Lount, Lutterworth, Melton, Shepshed and Whetstone are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The council’s waste sites at Barwell, Bottesford, Coalville, Market Harborough, Oadby and Somerby are closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

Loughborough’s recycling and household waste site, on Railway Terrace, is temporarily closed to allow the authority to carry out essential maintenance works. It is due to reopen in December 2018.

To minimise disruption, the Mountsorrel waste site will be open from 9am to 4pm, seven days a week while Loughborough is closed.

Extended opening hours will resume on 1 April 2019.

For more information about when individual sites are open or closed over the winter months, and for more details on recycling and waste in Leicestershire, visit: or call 0116 305 0001.