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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.      

You don't have to book a time slot, but you must register your vehicle.

From 1 October, winter operation hours are in place

There are two sites in Rutland:

  • Cottesmore HWRC: Burley Road, Cottesmore, Rutland LE15 7BZ - this site is open four days a week: Friday , Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am to 4pm
  • North Luffenham HWRC: North Luffenham Road, Morcott, Rutland LE15 9DW - this site is open six days a week: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm


Trailers are allowed at North Luffenham HWRC – but must measure less then 3 meters (excluding towing iron).

Trailers are not permitted at Cottesmore HWRC.

Items accepted at the centres

 You can dispose of:

  • 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

See our A-Z recycling guide

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
  • no cement bonded sheets are accepted
  • no fireworks or other explosives are accepted
  • No horseboxes
  • any children under the age of 16 must remain in cars at all times while on the site
  • only bring waste that you're able to unload yourself, for example if it took two people to load heavy items into a vehicle, then two people should come to the site to unload