Extra-Ordinary Household Waste: New Charges and Restrictions

The Council has had charges in place for Extra-Ordinary Household DIY waste since 2018/2019.

If a haulier or contractor dispose of your waste on your behalf, commercial fees and charges will apply. 

Extra Ordinary Householder DIY Waste Charges

Item Description

Fee 2023/2024

(01/04/2023 - 31/03/2024)

Fee 2022/2023

(01/04/2022 - 31/03/2023)

Asbestos - Bonded (per sheet or bag) *

£29.00 £27.00

Plasterboard & Gypsum Related Products (per sheet or bag) *

£9.00 £7.00

Tyres: Car, Motorbike, Golf Buggy (per item)

£8.00 £7.50

Bicycle Tyre (per item)

£0.00 £0.00

Car Battery (per item)

£4.28 £4.00

Pay As You Throw DIY (per sack 50cm x 13cm x 35cm) *

£6.86 £6.41

Pay As You Throw DIY - Standard Car/Hatchback (per load)

£22.13 £20.68

Pay As You Throw DIY - Trailer (per load, trailer less than 5ft long)

£33.19 £31.02

Pay As You Throw DIY - Estate/Small Van/4x4 (per load) **

£44.26 £41.36

Pay As You Throw DIY - 5ft Trailer (per load) **

£55.32 £51.70

Pay As You Throw DIY - 6ft Trailer (per load) **

£66.38 £62.04

Pay As You Throw DIY - 7ft Trailer (per load) **

£77.45 £72.38

Pay As You Throw DIY - 8ft Trailer (per load) **

£88.51 £82.72

Pay As You Throw DIY - 9ft Trailer (per load) **

£99.57 £93.06

Pay As You Throw DIY - Transit Van (per load) **

£110.21 £103.00
Marine Craft - per tonne £516.00 £482.00

*Can weigh up to 15kg, sheet/board dimensions up to 90cm x 180cm, sack dimensions up to 50cm (high) x 35cm (wide) x 13cm (deep)

** Households are limited to 6 visits per year to dispose of this material

What does DIY waste include?

  • Hardcore, rubble or bricks
  • Paving slabs
  • Roofing materials
  • Bath, toilet or basin units
  • Pipes, guttering
  • Central heating system components
  • Tiles
  • Doors, windows and frames, including UVPC
  • Glass panes
  • Kitchen units and worktops
  • Shed or fence panels
  • Laminate floorings, carpets, underlay
  • Timber, MDF or hardboard
  • Paint (solvent based paint which is still fresh & in tins)


Household DIY waste is construction and demolition waste that is generated through building or renovation work that you undertake as the householder.

Under waste legislation, DIY waste is classed as industrial waste, even if it is generated at home. The Council recognises, however, that many householders carry out small DIY projects, and by applying a small charge to cover handling and disposal, we are able to offer this service to residents.

The Council does not accept commercial waste of this nature.

If you are planning a project that creates a lot of waste, do your best to reduce and reuse as much as possible.

What if someone else is doing the work on your home?

It is the builder’s legal responsibility to dispose of all waste that is generated as a result of their business. Before you hire a contractor:

  • Find out how they plan to recycle of dispose of waste
  • Make sure disposal costs are included in their quote

If someone removes waste for you, whether paid or unpaid, it is your responsibility to ensure they have an appropriately licence, such as waste carriers license and that they will dispose of it responsibly and in accordance with the law.

Bookings and Permits

Please be aware that you will be required to book a site visit & our waste admin team will be able to assist you with how to pay. All fees must be paid for before you visit the site. Waste declared at the time of booking must match that disposed of. The final decision on charges and disposal of the amount declared and paid for, is at the discretion of the waste & recycling team.

You will need to apply for a Temporary Vehicle Permit if you need to dispose of any Household Waste & Recycling, using a commercial vehicle or trailer over 4ft. For more information please see our Temporary Vehicle Permit page.