Wetherby (Thorp Arch) 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.

Address

Thorp Arch Industrial Estate, Leeds, LS23 7BJ

Email

leeds.waste@leeds.gov.uk

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.

Access

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
  • 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*
  • Printer cartridges
  • 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.

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. See waste permit scheme for more information and to find out how to apply.

Asbestos

This site cannot accept asbestos. You can take asbestos waste by appointment only to Kirkstall household waste recycling centre. 

See the asbestos disposal guidance for householders for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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