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Charges for waste disposal

From 5 February 2018 charges apply to dispose of some types of waste including rubble, hardcore, soil, ceramics, plasterboard and tyres. To find out more please see our frequently asked questions or guide to waste disposal charges.

Please follow this link for more information

Recycling sites

​Our recycling sites tend to be quieter before 11am and after 3pm​. Don't forget to bring your Leeds Resident Permit with you when you go to one of our recycling sites! You could be refused entry if you do not have a permit.​

General information

Click to expandIs there a charge for taking my rubbish to the household waste recycling site?

From 5 February 2018 charges apply to dispose of the types of waste listed below at our household recycling sites.

To check prices, please see our guide to waste disposal charges.


  • Sanitary ware (toilet, cistern, bidet, sink, shower tray)
  • Belfast-style sink/li>
  • Ceramic wall/floor tiles
  • Earthenware drains and sewer pipes

Rubble, hardcore and soil*

  • Slates and roof tiles
  • Sand, gravel, pebbles and stones
  • Soil and clay
  • Cement, mortar and rendering
  • Concrete
  • Tarmac
  • Breeze blocks and bricks
  • Paving slabs

Plasterboard and gypsum-related products*

  • Plasterboard sheets
  • Ceiling roses
  • Bags of plaster
  • Coving


*Items listed are not exhaustive


Click to expandWhy do I have to pay to dispose of some types of rubbish at the household recycling site?

Due to financial pressures, Leeds City Council is no longer able to cover the full cost of disposal of certain types of waste which are not considered to be regular household waste. These include building materials, plasterboard and tyres. More information can be found in our frequently asked questions.​​

Click to expandOpening times

The sites are open 7 days a week and only close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. They tend to be quieter before 11am and after 3pm. Please see the individual recycling site page for the exact opening times.​

Click to expandBottle banks and bring sites

These are smaller recycling sites which you'll find in supermarkets or pub car parks. Depending on the site, you can recycle a variety of things including paper, glass, clothing, food/drink cans and plastic bottles.

Please telephone or text 07891 277 226 to report an untidy site or overflowing bank. Please include the street name that the bring site is closest to.


You can find your closest recycling bring site by using our Where I Live app.​

Where I live

Click to expandUsing commercial vehicles at our sites

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. Click on the Order a recycling site permit option in Top Tasks, or below, for more information.​

Order a recycling site permit

Click to expandPedestrian access

We do not permit residents to access our household waste sites on foot. The sites are designed for vehicular delivery of materials that residents cannot recycle or dispose of through their existing kerbside collection due to size/material type. At busy times, the amount of cars and skip vehicles coming in and out of the site can be potentially hazardous to both residents and staff, so we need to be mindful of this.

This rationale also supports our activities to eliminate illegal trade waste which has been a regular problem at some sites in the past.

We provide a series of bring sites for residents to recycle materials, including glass, textiles and small electricals; which are easily accessible on foot in the local community.

Find your nearest bring site by using the 'Where I live' tool and selecting your address from the list that will appear.​

Link to 'Where I live' tool

Click to expandWhy do I have to take my rubbish to the Recycling Site?

We provide recycling sites so that you can recycle and get rid of your surplus waste that might not fit in your wheelie bin. To save time it's worth sorting your recyclables and waste before visiting the site.​

Click to expandWhat if I don't know where to put things?

The site staff will be able to advise you about what can be recycled and where to put things. If you have any queries just ask them and they will be happy to help.

Click to expandI would like to volunteer to help at the Revive Leeds shop, how do I do this?

Please contact Revive Leeds direct at the shop on 0113 2731791.​​