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Charges at household waste and recycling centres

Notice: Changes to charges for DIY waste. Following changes to legislation from 2 January 2024, the following sites will no longer accept the waste types listed - Bodmin, Connon Bridge, Dudnance Lane, Helston, Launceston and United Mines.

At all other HWRCs the equivalent of up to 8 bags of soil/rubble or 4 sheets of plasterboard/asbestos per week will be accepted without charge.  Anything above this volume will be charged for to cover specialist disposal costs. 

Please note: volumes exceeding the free of change allowance will be subject to the charging rates below:

What does it cost? 

Material Description Charges from 1 January 2024


Bonded type only

A small domestic roofing sheet is approximately 180cm x 90cm.
You will be allowed up to 8 bags or 4 sheets (a bag is a small plastic sand/ aggregate bag from standard DIY stores).
All asbestos must be double wrapped/bagged in strong plastic.


Per sheet or bag over the free allowance limit


Including gypsum related products

You will be allowed up to 8 bags or 4 sheets (a bag is a small plastic sand/ aggregate bag from standard DIY stores).

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


Per bag over the free allowance limit


Motor vehicle tyres (domestic only)

We can’t take commercial and agricultural vehicle tyres. 

No charges apply, subject to trade waste checks


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

You will be allowed up to 8 bags (a bag is a small plastic sand/ aggregate bag from standard DIY stores.

Sanitary ware items such as toilets, bidets, sinks, shower trays etc do not need to be broken down and placed in a sack.


Per sack or sanitary ware item over the free allowance limit


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 do not accept commercial waste.

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