Disposal of DIY Waste from your Home

You will find more information about disposing of DIY waste at Smugglers Way or Cringle Dock Transfer Stations on this page.  If you cannot find the information you need, please contact us by phone or email.  If you are bringing DIY waste in a van there is no need to pre-book and no Photo ID is required. But you will be required to wear proper sturdy shoes/boots and a high-vis vest when you visit the site. If necessary the vests can be purchased at the Weighbridge Offices for £9.00.

The charge applies to items that you would not normally take with you when you move, such as the fixtures and fittings in your home and garden. The list below shows the type of items that you will be charged for if you deliver them in a van, or by car in multiple loads:

  • Building and demolition material, including plasterboard (only very small quantities allowed – please check first), plaster, roofing tiles, slates, felt, windows, window glass and glazing, doors, wood/timber, MDF, drain pipes and guttering, wall tiles, laminate flooring and floor tiles
  • Bathroom suites and fittings, including toilets, baths and tiles
  • Kitchen fittings and units, including sinks, work surfaces and cupboard doors
  • Rubble, bricks, rocks, stones, hardcore, slabs, asphalt and tarmac
  • Soil and turf
  • Fencing and sheds
  • Trellis
  • Roof aerials and sky dishes
  • Shelves

The current charge for general waste is £248.60 per tonne, with a minimum charge per load of £134.24.  You can only pay by card.

  • Garden prunings, grass cuttings and tree branches that you bring from your own home
  • Plant pots and garden ornaments
  • Garden benches
  • Picnic tables and garden chairs
  • Old compost bins and water butts
  • Tools
  • Curtain rails
  • Furniture
  • Carpets
  • Electrical items
  • Light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • Light fittings and wires
  • General recycling such as glass bottles and jars, paper, cardboard, cans and clothes