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Home Resident Recycling and Waste Recycling banks and household recycling centres What items must I pay to dispose of at Household Recycling Centres?

What items must I pay to dispose of at Household Recycling Centres?


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You can recycle most items free of charge at Household Recycling Centres, but you must pay to dispose of some items.
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You can take these items to Household Recycling Centres for a small charge.

All charges are valid for the current financial year.

A bag is equivalent to a standard small, plastic sand or aggregate bag from DIY stores, that can be safely lifted by one person. A part-filled bag counts as one bag.

A trailer load is based on a 1.8m x 1.25m x 0.5m trailer.

Unbagged or loose waste will be charged at the bag rate, based on 30kg per bag for rubble, and 20kg per bag for wood. For example, a 40kg load of wood will be charged as two bags.

ItemCharges
Rubble

£3.00 per bag (5kg – 30kg)
£30.00 per trailer
Includes items such as: breeze blocks, bricks, ceramics, concrete, tiles, flagstones, gravel, slate, soil, sand, stones and tarmac.
Less than 5kg free of charge

Plasterboard £4.00 per bag
£30.00 per trailer load
Plasterboard should be dry, and not mixed with other materials 
Wood and timber

£4.00 per bag (5kg – 20kg)
£30.00 per trailer load
DIY or construction wood includes: door and kitchen cabinets; fences, sheds, flooring and decking. 
Less than 5kg free of charge

Asbestos £12.50 per bag
£12.50 per sheet
Bonded asbestos only. Asbestos must be double-bagged.
IMPORTANT - you must telephone the site before bringing asbestos.
Call 01492 547927 for Mochdre
Call 01745 827 555 for Abergele
Tyres

£4.00 per tyre
Car and motorcycle tyres only, no tyres from commercial vehicles.
Bicycle tyres free of charge. 

Gas bottles Up to 10kg - £6.00 each
11kg-20kg - £11.00 each
20kg + - £35.00 each
Completely empty gas bottles
Plastic window frames

£3.00 each
With or without glass. Single-pane windows only. Multiple-pane windows are charged as 2 items.

Plastic door or door frames £3.00 each
With or without glass. Single doors or door-frames only. Double doors will be charged as 2 items.
Bath, sink or shower tray £3.00 each
Single bath, sink or shower tray only (plastic, fibre or composite)
Insulation material £3.00 per bag
Products such as mineral wool and fibreglass insulation 
Roofing felt

£3.00 per bag
Shed and garage roofing felt

Plastic downpipe, guttering or fascia £3.00 up to 5 pieces
£6.00 up to 10 pieces


Why are there charges for this waste?

DIY and construction waste from works or improvements at your home is classified as industrial waste, not household waste (waste created in the day to day running of your household). Council tax only covers the cost of collecting, recycling and disposing of household waste.

The Council is not required to accept DIY and construction materials for disposal. Because we understand that residents do sometimes create this type of waste, we do accept it at our Household Recycling Centres, with a small charge to cover the costs of handling and disposal. The charges are not designed to make a profit and have been kept as low as possible for everyone.

How do I pay?

Please use the payment machines at the sites. You can pay by cash or card.

  • Select the type and quantity of your waste
  • Pay the required amount
  • Take your receipt
  • Show your receipt to site staff before you dispose of your waste

If you cannot pay, we will ask you to leave the site with your DIY waste and return with payment. You will be able to dispose of any household waste free of charge.

IMPORTANT: Our site staff reserve the right to refuse entry if you are
. trying to deposit excessive amounts of accepted waste (free of charge or otherwise),
. suspected of disposing of trade waste
. abusing site rules.

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