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Freemen's Common Recycling Centre

You can recycle a wide range of materials and dispose of your domestic waste at Freemen's Common Recycling Centre.

Further information

Christmas and New Year opening times

Gypsum Close and Freemen’s Common Recycling Centres will close early at 2pm on 24 and 31 December, and will be closed on the 25, 26 December and 1 January 2018. The trade waste facility will also be closed on 27 December – full details can be found on our Trade waste page.

Opening times: April to October

Days Opening hours
Monday - Sunday 8am - 8pm

Opening times: November to March

Days Opening hours
Monday - Sunday 8am - 6pm

Where are we located?

Islington Street, Freeman's Common, Leicester, LE2 7SQ.


Vans, pick-ups, and cars with trailers can only use the centre at Gypsum Close.

Illegal tipping

Freemen's Common Recycling Centre is for household waste only. If you are found to be leaving commercial waste at this site, you will be prosecuted. The unauthorised tipping of waste is subject to a maximum fine of £20,000 per incident and up to six months imprisonment.

If you suspect illegal tipping, you can call the Environment Agency on 0800 807 060.