Recycling and household waste sites

Barwell site (tip)

For information about visiting the Barwell recycling and household waste site (


This service is provided by Leicestershire County Council. There is a charge to take some types of non-household waste to the tip. Find out about waste disposal charges and terms ( If you require further information on waste charges, please visit waste and recycling (

Barwell site - current opening times

  • For up-to-date opening times please visit Barwell recycling and household waste site (
  • Summer opening (1 April to 30 September). Open five days a week. Closed Thursdays and Fridays. Open Saturday to Wednesday
  • Winter opening (1 October to 31 March). Open five days a week. Closed Thursdays and Fridays. Open Saturday to Wednesday
  • Vehicles are allowed access to the site up to five minutes before closing time
  • Vehicles must be off-site by closing time
  • All sites are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Please do not visit the sites when they are closed. People caught tipping waste when the sites are closed are liable to prosecution.

Example of items recycled at the site on Stapleton Lane in Barwell:

  • Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays
  • Scrap metal and food/drink cans
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Garden waste (restrictions apply - see below)
  • Cardboard and paper
  • Glass (charges may apply for some types of glass)
  • Batteries, fluorescent tubes, low energy bulbs, mobile phones
  • Small electrical appliances, fridges/freezers, other electrical items, TVs and monitors
  • Car batteries and used engine oil
  • Chipboard and wood
  • Plasterboard (charges apply)
  • Cooking oil
  • Cartons
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Hardcore and soil (charges apply)

Other sites:

You may need a waste permit ( for some types of garden and household waste.

You can also search for recycling facilities ( in your area by using the national website and typing in your postcode.  

Local recycling banks (also known as bring banks):

Last updated: ‎‎22/11/2022 08:12