Where to take your waste and recycling

Find out what to do with your rubbish and recycling, including taking it to a household waste recycling centre or recycling bank.

Household waste recycling centres and tips

We have household waste recycling centres in:

Who can use them

You can use our household waste recycling centres if you:

  • live in Leeds
  • need to dispose of household waste
  • visit in a car or on a bicycle
  • have a commercial vehicle permit (for large vehicles, vans or trailers)
Our staff cannot help you dispose of your waste.

If you do not have a car or bicycle, you can use a local recycling bank or book an unwanted items collection.

Charges for DIY waste

You may need to pay a contribution to dispose of some types of waste.

You can find a full list of items, charges and how to pay on our waste disposal charges page.

Trade and business waste

You'll need to hire a skip or use a waste transfer station if your waste was created by:

  • tradespeople making improvements to your home (like electricians, joiners, builders, gardeners and plumbers)
  • your own business
  • improving or cleaning up a property that you rent out
  • any other commercial activity

Find out how to visit our waste transfer stations.

If you take trade or business waste to a household waste recycling centre you could be fined or imprisoned.

Bottle banks and recycling banks

There are recycling banks across Leeds where you can recycle things like:

  • paper
  • glass
  • clothing
  • Small electrical items (like toasters and kettles)

Find your local recycling bank.

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