Changes to Household DIY Waste Disposal Fees

Due to changes in government legislation, as of 31 December 2023, there will no longer be a charge for the disposal of any household DIY waste that meets the new legislation. Household DIY waste is defined under the new legislation as any waste produced at a domestic property, by the occupiers, from carrying out their own construction or demolition work, including preparatory works.

The changes do not include work carried about by businesses or tradespeople. If you are a household and you hire a tradesperson for construction or renovation work to your domestic property, any waste they produce is classed as business waste. Your contracted tradesperson is responsible for removing the waste and disposing of it correctly. For more information please see our commercial waste and recycling webpage.

Household DIY waste which is accepted at our waste sites includes:

  • rubble
  • timber
  • bricks
  • paints
  • plasterboard
  • asbestos*

* Asbestos must be sealed and double-bagged. More information is available on our clinical and hazardous waste webpage.

Alongside the changes in fees there are conditions relating to the disposal of this waste. The amount of waste disposed of per day must be either:

  • less than 100 litres and capable of fitting into 4 x 25 litre bags, or
  • a single article of waste no larger than 2000mm x 750mm x 700mm in size

You may book up to 4 visits to dispose of household DIY waste in any four-week period.

These conditions will be in place at all of our waste sites.

Publishing date: 
Tuesday, 19 December, 2023