Charges at household waste and recycling centres

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We charge for disposing of some kinds of waste at our household waste and recycling centres, including

  • asbestos
  • plasterboard
  • soil/rubble
  • tyres

What does it cost? 

Material Description Charges from 1 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.

£10.80

Per sheet or bag

Plasterboard 

Including gypsum related products

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

£6.00

Per bag

Tyres

Motor vehicle tyres (domestic only)

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

£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 

£1.90

Per sack

 

Why we charge for these types of waste

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

How to pay

The sites are card payment only. We can’t take cash or cheques.  

Do I have to use a household waste recycling centre? 

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.

Other waste

You can dispose of ordinary household waste free of charge at our household waste recycling centres, including:

  • garden waste
  • fridges
  • freezers
  • TVs
  • large and small electrical items
  • wood
  • bric a brac 

We can’t take business waste.

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