Household Recycling centre charges
These charges will apply to all householders visiting a household recycling centre that wish to drop off any of the specific items as detailed below.
Material that has come from commercial activity, including work carried out by a builder or tradesperson on your behalf, will not be accepted at all regardless of whether you are prepared to pay for it or not.
Although the council does not have to legally dispose of materials that do not come from the day to day running of a household, the introduction of modest charges has enabled us to continue providing disposal outlets for the materials outlined below.
Charges apply as follows:
Hardcore and rubble - £1.50 per bag* or item
Pedestals and toilet cisterns are charged for separately. Therefore, a sink and pedestal would be two items
terracotta / earthenware plant pots
solid fuel waste
metal / plastic baths
Soil - 1.50 per bag*
soil surrounding roots of a plant
(These should be placed in the garden waste container)
bonded asbestos only, limited amount
floor / ceiling tiles
soffits, gutters and drains
airing-cupboard door and oven doors
£6 per bag**
£12 per small domestic roofing sheet or similar.
Limited to a one-off drop of up to three sheets of cement-bonded asbestos measuring no more than 6ft x 4ft (183cm x 122cm), or equivalent amount in bags.
Book an asbestos disposal slot
Only pre-booked asbestos will be accepted on site. It must be securely wrapped.
plaster and gypsum related products
£2.50 per bag*
£10 per sheet
Motor vehicle and motorcycle tyres - £5 per tyre
motor vehicle tyres
Cannot be accepted
Gas canisters (including fire extinguishers)
small camping stove canisters
soda stream bottles
Cannot be accepted
medical cylinders (including oxygen cylinders)
Note: Most gas canisters can be returned to their point of purchase free of charge, or via an associated local dealer
£6 small (up to 10kg)
£11 medium (10kg - 20kg)
£35 large (more than 20kg) or specialist containers
*a bag is equivalent to a small, plastic, sand/aggregate bag from standard DIY stores (or similar) that can be safely lifted by one person.
**6 bags maximum (a bag is equivalent to a small, plastic, sand/aggregate bag from standard DIY stores (or similar) that can be safely lifted by one person). 2 bags equate to 1 sheet if taking a combination of sheets/bags.
All other household waste materials continue to be accepted from residents free of charge.
Before unloading your waste, please see a member of site staff who will work out how much you need to pay.
The site manager's decision on materials and payment will be final.
You can pay using cash, debit or credit card (excluding American Express), contactless payment, Apple Pay or Android Pay.
Printed receipts are available for all transactions.