Charges at household waste and recycling centres

We charge for disposing of some kinds of waste, including asbestos, plasterboard, soil/rubble and tyres at our household waste and recycling centres

These charges are going up from 1st August 2019 to meet the rising cost of  disposing of these materials.

  

Material

  
  

Description

  
  

 

Charges to 31st July 2019

 

Charges from 1st August 2019

Asbestos

Bonded type only

A small domestic roofing sheet is approximately 180cm x 90cm.  You will be charged for any item the site staff believes contains asbestos.  All asbestos must be double wrapped/bagged in strong plastic.

£10.30

Per sheet or bag

£10.80

Per sheet or bag

Plasterboard 

Including gypsum related products

We can only take plasterboard if it’s separate from other materials.

£4.50

Per bag

£6.00

Per bag

Tyres

Motor vehicle tyres (domestic only)

We can’t take commercial and agricultural vehicle tyres. No charge for bicycle tyres.

£3.30

Per tyre

£4.60

Per tyre

Soil/rubble

Including bricks, breeze blocks, concrete, drainage pipes (ceramic/porcelain), gravel, hardcore, paving slabs, rubble, sand, sanitary ware (ceramic/porcelain toilets, bidets, sinks, shower trays, pipes, etc), soil, slates/slabs, stones, tarmac, tiles (ceramic, porcelain, floor, roof, wall) and turf

A sack is a small plastic sand/ aggregate bag from standard DIY stores 

£1.80

Per sack

£1.90

Per sack

The Council doesn't have a statutory duty to dispose of these types of waste for free and most UK local authorities are now applying charges. Therefore, we would prefer to provide a convenient service for members of the public for a charge, rather than not offering this service at all.

The smallest increase we are making is the price of rubble, which forms the majority of the chargeable waste received at the sites.

The sites accept cash or debit cards. We can’t take cheques.  

No. Use of the HWRC is entirely at the site users' discretion. If the user isn't happy with the proposed charge, or has lots of chargeable waste, alternatives can be considered such as hiring a skip or taking the waste to a commercial disposal site.  Details of local companies who deal with this type of waste can be found by searching online or in local directories.

You can dispose of ordinary household waste, including garden waste, fridges, freezers, TVs, large and small electrical items, wood and bric a brac free of charge at our household waste recycling centres.

We can’t take business waste