Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) provide residents the opportunity to recycle a wide range of household waste items.
Currently there are two in Leicester. These can be found at:
LE4 9ABFor full details on the site click here
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(off Islington Street)
LE2 7SQFor full details on the site click here
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For a full list and details of what can be recycled and accepted at both sites, please click here
To help make your visit as quick as possible and to reduce waiting times, please sort your recyclables before visiting the site and ensure they are put into the correct skip.
Freemen’s Common accepts household waste only and DOES NOT ACCEPT COMMERCIAL OR TRADE WASTE
Gypsum Close Recycling Centre has a trade waste facility and weighbridge for commercial customers.
You need a permit if you want to use the site using a van, or a car with a trailer longer than four feet (Gypsum Close Only) Please call 0116 454 6750 to find out more.
Both sites are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. The sites are open 8am to 8pm (April-Oct) and 8 am to 6 pm (Nov-March)*
*These times change in line with the clocks going backwards and forwards in line with British Summer Time
For the latest information to changes to our services due to coronavirus visit the Council website”.
Important: The Salvation Army have closed during lockdown, please don't use the Salvation Army Textiles Banks across the city until further notice. Please be aware that leaving textiles on or around the banks is classed as fly tipping and can result in prosecution. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.