Civic amenity sites

Civic Amenity Sites are commonly known as recycling centres or rubbish tips. These sites are a good place to dispose of extra household waste and recycling, green waste from your garden, broken electrical goods, white goods and unwanted furniture.      

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Local civic amenity sites

Rutland has two large Civic Amenity Sites at the following locations:

  • Cottesmore Civic Amenity Site, Burley Road, Cottesmore, LE15 7BZ
  • North Luffenham Civic Amenity Site, Willoughby Road, Morcott, LE15 9DW

We operate an automatic number plate recognition system at both these sites so you will need to register your vehicle details before visiting.

Limits on Trailer Sizes

From 1 October 2019, only those vehicles with trailers under 2 meters or 6.5 feet in length (not including trailer towing iron) will be allowed access to the Cottesmore Recycling Centre. 

The sites are for Rutland residents only 

Site opening times

Cottesmore (Open 7 days a week) 

  • April to September - Open 10.00am to 6.00pm
  • October to March - Open 10.00am to 4.00pm

North Luffenham (Open Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

  • April to September - Open 10.00am to 6.00pm
  • October to March - 10.00am to 4.00pm

Which items do the sites accept?

You can dispose of the following items and materials at both Cottesmore and North Luffenham Civic Amenity Sites: 

  • Batteries
  • Books
  • Bicycles
  • Cardboard and paper
  • Carpet
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Electrical appliances
  • Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
  • Food tins and drinks cans
  • Fridges, freezers and other white goods
  • Garden waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass
  • Hardcore and rubble (non commercial)
  • Household and garden chemicals
  • Mattresses
  • Plasterboard
  • Plastics
  • Paint
  • Scrap metal
  • Soil
  • Tyres
  • TVs, stereos and computers
  • Used engine oil
  • Wood and timber
  • Non-recyclable household waste

Site rules

Both our Civic Amenity Sites operate in accordance with the following rules:  

  • No commercial waste is accepted
  • No clinical waste is accepted
  • No asbestos-based materials are accepted
  • Any children under the age of 16 must remain in cars at all times while on the site