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Household Waste Recycling Centre
5 Gypsum Close
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01162 461533

Opening hours
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm Sat – Sun 8.30am – 4.30pm

Wheelchair access ramp: No
Step free access: Yes
Toilets: No

The Reuse shop is located at the Gypsum Close Recycling Centre and allows items that are 'too good to tip' to be given a new lease of life.

If you're looking for something unique, a hidden treasure at a bargain price, our Reuse Shop is just the place for you. Saving items that are destined for landfill, the Reuse shop gives items that are 'too good for the tip' a new lease of life.

All proceeds from the sale of goods goes back into the local community to support local older people.

The Reuse Shop is a project between Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland and Leicester City Council to bring about positive change through reusing donated goods that may have otherwise gone in the tip. It is anticipated that this shop alone will take and redistribute about half a million items each year and divert around 250 tons of landfill – around the same weight as 20 double decker buses!

The Reuse Shop is grateful for all donations of clean, saleable items, including small electrical items in working condition. Items donated to the reuse shop that cannot be sold will be recycled where possible.
So why not come down and have a rummage, not only can you pick up a bargain but in doing so, you will support your local community and help to reduce landfill.

Opening Hours

Summer (April – October)
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat – Sun 8.30am – 6pm

Winter (November – March)
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Sat – Sun 8.30am – 4.30pm

Donate to our Reuse shop

We rely on your donation to enable us to provide support to the thousands of people in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland that come to us each year for help. By donating good quality items that you no longer need, you can make a difference to the lives of local older people.

For larger items, bulk donations or furniture, please give our Reuse shop a call on 0116 246 1533 to arrange a collection. Our friendly team will then liaise with you to arrange collection by one of our trusted van drivers.

To find out more about the items we can and cannot accept, please visit the link below.

Donate to our shops

Make your donations go further with Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, by signing up to Gift Aid we can make 25% more from your donations – at no extra cost to you! This means that for every £1 we make from selling your items, we will get an extra 25p through Gift Aid!

To sign up for Gift Aid, please click the link below or ask in store for more details.

Sign up to Gift Aid

Volunteer with us

If you’d like to donate your time and skills to help us raise vital funds for older people in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, we’d love to hear from you.

As a volunteer, you can expect to contribute to the day-to-day running of the shop with tasks including accepting donations, creating eye-catching shop windows, preparing, cleaning and merchandising donation.

It’s a great opportunity to develop your skills and experience as well as give back to your local community.

If you’re interested in volunteering at our Reuse shop, please ask in store for an application form or apply online via the link below.

Volunteer at the Reuse Shop