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Otley (Ellar Ghyll) Recycling Site


Bradford Road


LS21 3DN​​

Tel: 01943 876977

Email: leeds.waste@leeds.gov.uk

Local transport information:


Leeds City Council aim to provide an accessible service, and although the arrangements within the site may not provide suitable access for everyone, staff are available to assist if required. If you wish to request assistance or discuss access arrangements at this site in more detail before you visit please call the number above or email leeds.waste@leeds.gov.uk

  • Winter (GMT) 30 October 2017 to 25 March 2018 8am to 4pm

    Summer (BST) 26 March 2018 to 28 October 2018 8am to 6pm

    We are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.

    This recycling site tends to be quieter before 11am and after 3pm.  

​Materials we accept:

Cardboard, garden waste, scrap metal, wood, paper, aerosols, foil, glass, hardcore, rubble, soil, textiles, shoes, books, engine oil, vegetable oil, TVs and monitors, fridges and freezers, electrical appliances, mobile phones, household batteries, fluorescent tubes, energy saving bulbs, printer cartridges, car batteries, tyres (4 max), paint, household/DIY chemicals and garden chemicals.

Please note that for one off visits, we can only accept up to five rubble sacks (25kg standard type) or one small car boot load per week of soil, inert or rubble waste.

This site has a special container for any household items that can be re-used such as furniture, bikes and bric-a-brac.

Are you using a vehicle​ other than a car?

If you have a commercial type vehicle, such as a van or a four wheel drive pick-up, or use a trailer to take your household waste to the recycling sites, you will need a separate commercial ​permit.

If you have business waste you can take it to Kirkstall or Seacroft (East Leeds) Recycling Sites, see Related Pages.


This site does not accept asbestos. You can take asbestos waste by appointment only to Kirkstall Recycling Site, please call 0113 3783030 for information and charges.​​​​​​​​