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Wetherby (Thorp Arch) Recycling Site


Thorp Arch Industrial Estate

Leeds LS23 7BJ

Tel: 01937 842783

Local transport information: -

Access: 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) 31 October 2016 to 26 March 2017 8am to 4pm

    Summer (BST) 27 March 2017 to 29 October 2017 8am to 6pm

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

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, garden chemicals, furniture, mattresses and Tetra Paks.

Please note that for one off visits, we can only accept up to five rubble sacks (25 kg standard type) or one small car boot load per visit 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. For more information, see Related Pages.


This site does not accept asbestos. You can take asbestos waste by appointment only to Kirkstall Road Recycling Site. For more details see Related Pages or call 0113 378 3030 for information and charges.​​​​​​​​​

Contact us

You can email us at leeds.waste@leeds.gov.uk​​​