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Household waste and recycling centres

Household waste and recycling centres (HWRC) are a good place to dispose of your extra waste, recycling, garden waste, broken electrical goods, white goods and unwanted furniture

We have two household waste and recycling centres in Rutland.

You need to be a Rutland resident and register your vehicle on our automatic numberplate recognition system (if you've not already registered this) to use the centres.

You can register your vehicle or check which vehicle(s) you currently have registered through MyAccount.

Download our Waste Guide 2023 booklet

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Disposing of upholstered seating

If you want to dispose of upholstered seating, please bring these items on their own - not as part of a mixed load.

As of 1 January 2023, councils must incinerate all upholstered seating that’s thrown away, along with any other items that are part of the same load.

This is because persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in seating textiles and foams can harm the environment.

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Cottesmore site information and opening hours

Address:

Cottesmore HWRC, Burley Road, Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7BZ

Opening days / hours:

This centre is open four days a week:

  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Monday

On days when this centre is open, the opening hours are:

  • 10 am to 6pm during summer (1 April to 31 October)
  • 10am to 4pm during winter (1 November to 31 March)

The site is closed on:

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day

Trailers:

You cannot use a trailer at Cottesmore HWRC.

North Luffenham HWRC site information and opening hours

Address:

North Luffenham HWRC, Luffenhham Road, Morcott, Rutland LE15 9DW

Opening days / hours:

This centre is open six days a week:

  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

On days when this centre is open, the opening hours are:

  • 10 am to 6pm during summer (1 April to 31 October)
  • 10am to 4pm during winter (1 November to 31 March)

The site is closed on:

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day

Trailers:

You can use trailers that are less than three metres (excluding the towing iron) at North Luffenham HWRC.

Items accepted at HWRCs

Use our A to Z recycling guide to check if our HWRCs accept the item(s) you're looking to get rid of.

HWRC rules

There are rules which must be followed when you visit either centre:

  • no commercial waste is accepted
  • no clinical waste is accepted
  • no asbestos-based materials are accepted
  • no fireworks or explosives are accepted
  • try not to bring upholstered seating like sofas and armchairs to the HWRC as part of a mixed load
  • you cannot take a horsebox to the HWRC
  • any children aged under 16 must stay in your vehicle at all times onsite
  • you can only bring waste that you're able to unload yourself - for example, if it took two people to load a heavy item on your vehicle, you will need to bring two people to the site to unload it

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