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County Council Recycling and waste sites (Tips)

Residents in Leicester and its outlying areas, including Birstall, Thurmaston and Wanlip in Charnwood, are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be closed. More information - including frequently asked questions and a postcode checker - can be found at

Leicestershire County Council run the refuse and recycling waste disposal sites, not Charnwood Borough Council.

Please contact Leicestershire County Council directly if you have complaints or queries about the sites or the service.

The three sites in Charnwood are at:

Book an appointment at Shepshed or Mountsorrel sites through the Leicestershire County Council website

The Shepshed and Mountsorrel sites are open on an appointment-only basis. You can find more information and book an appointment via the Leicestershire County Council website.

You should only go to a site if your waste cannot be stored at home without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to a you or other members of your household. If you can temporarily store your waste in a way that does not pose a risk to yours or others safety or human health, please do so.

Applying for a waste permit

Waste permits can be purchased and renewed through the Leicestershire County Council website. More information on temporary or permenent permits can be found on their waste permit page or you can apply directly using the link below:

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