Kirkstall household waste recycling centre

If you bring trade or business waste to a household waste recycling centre you could be fined or imprisoned. This includes landlords bringing waste from rented properties.


Evanston Avenue, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS4 2HR​


Opening hours

8am to 4pm - Winter, 30 October 2023 to 31 March 2024
8am to 6pm - Summer, 1 April 2024 to 28 October 2024

Last entry is 15 minutes before closing.

Open seven days a week. We are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day.

The Revive Leeds shop is open 10am to 5:30pm (car park closes at 4pm)


Only residents within the Leeds City Council boundary area can use our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).

We 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.

Our recycling centres are working sites with moving heavy goods vehicles. For safety reasons pedestrians cannot access the sites on foot.

Public transport

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Materials we accept

  • Aerosols
  • Books
  • Car batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Carpets
  • Cartons (Tetra Pak)
  • Electrical appliances
  • Energy saving bulbs
  • Eng​ine oil
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Foil/foil lined cartons (Tetra Pak)
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Furniture
  • Garden chemicals
  • Garden waste
  • Glass
  • Hardcore*
  • Household batteries
  • Household/DIY chemicals
  • Mattresses
  • Mobile phones
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Paper containers with metal ends (for example, Pringles tubes, gravy granules and hot chocolate containers with no lid)
  • Plasterboard*
  • Rubble*
  • Scrap metal
  • Shoes
  • Soil*
  • Textiles
  • TVs and monitors
  • Tyres* (4 max)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Wood

*Limits and restrictions apply for disposing of some types of rubbish at our household recycling sites. Find a full list of items and more information on DIY waste limits.

Gas cylinders and fire extinguishers are not accepted at our household waste recycling centres. These should be returned to the manufacturer or retailer.

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. See our Recycling site permits page for more information and to find out how to apply.

Revive Leeds Re-use shop

The purpose built Revive Leeds Re-use shop is also situated at this site, and has its own car park. Pedestrian access is via the gate from Evanston Avenue.

The re-use shop is the second to be developed in Leeds and is run by Revive Leeds, a community interest group made up of two local charities: SLATE and SVP. Any re-usable items such as furniture, working electrical items, clothing, bikes, toys, books, cds, bric-a-brac and other household items can be donated direct to the new Revive Leeds re-use shop, where donations can be sold at low prices and enjoyed by someone else.

Volunteering at the Revive Leeds shop

Please contact Revive Leeds direct on 0113 273 1791 to discuss volunteering.​​

Business waste

We operate a waste transfer station (weighbridge) to sort business waste for recycling at Kirkstall. Find information and charges on our waste transfer stations page.


This site accepts small amounts of asbestos from householders. See the asbestos disposal guidance for householders for information about how it should be packaged and the process for booking it in. It is accepted by appointment only.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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