Household waste and recycling centres

COVID-19: see the Can your waste wait? page for information about our household waste and recycling centres Household waste and recycling centres (HWRC) are also known as civic amenity sites or rubbish tips. 

These centres are a good place to dispose of your extra waste and recycling, green waste from your garden, broken electrical goods, white goods and unwanted furniture.      

There are two centres in Rutland:

  • Cottesmore HWRC: Burley Road, Cottesmore, Rutland LE15 7BZ
  • North Luffenham HWRC: Willoughby Road, Morcott, Rutland LE15 9DW
Both HWRCs can only be used by people who live in Rutland. You have to register to use them.

Trailer size limit

To use the Cottesmore centre, your trailer must be under two metres in length (not including trailer towing iron).

Find out more about the limit on trailer sizes

Opening hours

The Cottesmore site is closed.

See our 'Can your waste wait' page for information when the North Luffenham centre is open.

Items accepted at the centres


You can dispose of the following items and materials:

  • 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


HWRC rules


These rules must be followed at both centres:  

  • 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