Council temporarily closes village tip due to coronavirus impact

A waste and recycling tip in the Melton borough has closed temporarily due to ‘significant staff shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic’.

Monday, 16th August 2021, 8:06 am
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Leicestershire County Council gave that as the reason, plus the national shortage of lorry drivers, for the closure of the Bottesford site.

The Somerby waste site, which is usually open on Sundays and Monday, is also temporarily closed from today (Monday) but this is to allow for pre-planned improvements to be carried out.

Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for waste disposal, said: “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these closures will cause, and we’d encourage residents to visit our website and social media accounts for any updates.”

Residents who usually use the Bottesford or Somerby tip are advised to instead visit the Melton site at Lake Terrace - go to for opening hours.