Large items and electrical items - what we collect

Unsuitable items

Many of the items listed below can be taken to recycling and household waste sites ( please refer to the site of your choice for more information. These sites are for household (domestic) waste only.

Examples of unsuitable items:

  • Asbestos
  • Black bags
  • Boilers
  • Bricks/building materials
  • Car parts and car batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial waste
  • Concrete
  • Cooker - Aga or Raeburn type
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass
  • Greenhouses
  • Garage doors, double size
  • Hazardous waste 
  • Kitchen units
  • Kitchen worktop
  • Laminate flooring
  • Large outdoor play equipment
  • Medical waste
  • Mirrors
  • Motorised vehicles (including mobility scooters)
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Panes of glass
  • Patio glass doors
  • Piano
  • Plasterboard
  • Rubble
  • Soil
  • Slabs
  • Sunbed tubes
  • Tiles (ceramic wall/floor type or roofing)
  • Tyres
  • Vehicles (such as mobility scooters or electric wheelchairs)
  • Vehicle parts
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Windows (wooden, plastic or any type of double glazing)    

Waste permits and charges

Recycling and household waste sites are provided by Leicestershire County Council. Large vehicles, vans and vehicles with trailers require a waste permit ( the permit is free of charge, but there is a charge to dispose of certain non-household waste, for example, paving slabs, concrete posts, rubble and hardcore. Find out about waste charges (

Last updated: 02/05/2017 09:13