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 visit one of our recycling sites! You could be refused entry if you do not have a permit.

Find your nearest recycling site



Bottle banks and bring sites, Where I liveBottle banks and bring sites<div class="ExternalClass6F86D155E8B24388A3A8EF5B69E96126"><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> ​​<p>You can find your closest recycling bring site by using our Where I Live app.​</p></div>
Pedestrian access, Where I livePedestrian access<div class="ExternalClass487CD72132424D508982322F1A3D3BAD">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. <br><br> This rationale also supports our activities to eliminate illegal trade waste which has been a regular problem at some sites in the past. <br><br> 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. <br><br> Find your nearest bring site by using the 'Where I live' tool and selecting your address from the list that will appear.​</div>
I would like to volunteer to help at the Revive Leeds shop, how do I do this?I would like to volunteer to help at the Revive Leeds shop, how do I do this?<div class="ExternalClass8BDDC93BD18042198D1FAADB24D4275B">Please contact Revive Leeds direct at the shop on 0113 2731791.​​</div>
Opening timesOpening times<div class="ExternalClassD419EE96C7464366B81FBC35EFF19A14"><p>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.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>
Using commercial vehicles at our sites, Order a recycling site permitUsing commercial vehicles at our sites<div class="ExternalClass4844F3E175214981AE22C6FBC0166C29">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.​</div>
Is there a charge for taking my rubbish to the household waste recycling site?Is there a charge for taking my rubbish to the household waste recycling site?<div class="ExternalClassBE47078CB025458FAB7EF388D13D3E02"><p>From 5 February 2018 charges apply to dispose of the types of waste listed below at our household recycling sites.</p><p>To check prices, please see our <a href="/docs/Your%20guide%20to%20waste%20disposal%20charges.pdf">guide to waste disposal charges</a>.</p><p><strong>Ceramics*</strong></p><ul><li>Sanitary ware (toilet, cistern, bidet, sink, shower tray)</li><li>Belfast-style sink</li><li>Ceramic wall/floor tiles</li><li>Earthenware drains and sewer pipes</li></ul><p><strong>Rubble, hardcore and soil*</strong></p><ul><li>Slates and roof tiles</li><li>Sand, gravel, pebbles and stones<br></li><li>Soil and clay</li><li>Cement, mortar and rendering</li><li>Concrete</li><li>Tarmac</li><li>Breeze blocks and bricks</li><li>Paving slabs</li></ul><p><strong>Plasterboard and gypsum-related products*</strong></p><ul><li>Plasterboard sheets</li><li>Ceiling roses</li><li>Bags of plaster</li><li>Coving<br></li></ul><p><strong>Tyres</strong></p><p>*Items listed are not exhaustive</p> <br> </div>
Why do I have to pay to dispose of some types of rubbish at the household recycling site? Why do I have to pay to dispose of some types of rubbish at the household recycling site? <div class="ExternalClass080070AF383748D1A8E0440966BD46D6"><p>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 <strong><a href="/docs/Charges%20for%20waste%20disposal%20at%20HWRS%20-%20FAQs%20FINAL%20v5.0.pdf">frequently asked questions</a></strong>.</p></div>