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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.      

From Monday 19 July you will no longer be required to book a time slot

Site locations and opening hours

There are two sites in Rutland:

  • Cottesmore HWRC: Burley Road, Cottesmore, Rutland LE15 7BZ - this site is open four days a week: Friday to Monday, 10am to 6pm
  • North Luffenham HWRC: North Luffenham Road, Morcott, Rutland LE15 9DW - this site is open six days a week: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm

Site Rules

Please follow the COVID-19 measures when you visit:

  • Stay two metres away from other visitors and staff at all times 
  • Wear a face mask if you can
  • Only one person at a time to dispose of waste in any container
  • Only one person to access the staircases at a time
  • Do not visit if you or anyone from your household have Covid-19 symptoms
  • Two people from the same household may leave their vehicle only to carry large items
  • Other passengers must remain in the car
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • No Horseboxes


Trailer bookings can be made for North Luffenham HWRC - under current restrictions, trailers must measure less than 2.05 meters (excluding towing iron).

Trailers are not yet 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
  • 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