Gypsum Close Recycling Centre

You can recycle a wide range of materials and dispose of your domestic waste at Gypsum Close 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

When is a permit required?

A permit will be required if you want to use the site using a van, or a car with a trailer longer than 1.4 metres. Please complete the form above to apply or call 0116 454 6750 for more information. Please be aware that your permit will be posted to your home address and you should allow at least three working days for it to arrive.

If you are using your own vehicle, you may receive a 12 month permit that is valid for a maximum of 15 visits. If you are borrowing or hiring a vehicle, we may issue you with a temporary one month permit which is valid for a maximum of 5 visits. If you are hiring a vehicle, we will also need to know the hire company you intend to use before issuing the permit.

Where are we located?

Gypsum Close, Leicester, LE4 9AB.

Trade waste

Business can use our trade waste facility at Gypsum Close.

All businesses must arrange for legal disposal of waste materials. this includes waste from house clearances, gardening services, tip run services, and landlord activities. It is against the law to use household collections, bring banks or household waste recycling centres to dispose of trade waste.

Reuse shop

Gypsum Close recycling centre has a reuse shop on site (linked above) which is run by LOROS. The shop accepts donations of items which are still in good working order. Visit the reuse shop page to find out more information.