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Non-Household Waste Charges at Recycling Centres

Charges to dispose non-household waste.

From January 2024, there will be changes to our charges for ceramics, rubble, soil and plasterboard. 

We will accept up to four 25 litre rubble bags, or a single piece of waste no larger than 2000mm by 750mm by 700mm in size, for free, as long as you make no more than four visits with this type of waste over four weeks. Anything more than this amount will be chargeable at current rates to cover specialist disposal costs (as permitted by national legislation).

Before you visit one of our recycling centres you will need to book an appointment. Check the site restrictions and temporary changes to our service.

There is a charge to dispose of certain quantities of soil, rubble, ceramics and plasterboard at Newtown Road Recycling Centre and Padworth Recycling Centre. There is also a charge for tyres and gas canisters.

These types of waste are classified as non-household waste, which means that we have no statutory obligation to accept them at the recycling centres. 

Charges for each item are listed below and payment will only be accepted by credit or debit card at the sites. (American Express is not accepted.)

Find out what you can recycle at our household waste recycling centres.

Ceramic, rubble, plasterboard and soil charges

The prices below are based on a full load. You will be charged proportionally if your load is less. For example, if you have a standard car and have only filled the boot with soil, you will be charged 50 percent of the price below.

Vehicle capacity will be assessed on a case by case basis and will be subject to staff discretion.

Items such as sinks, toilet cisterns and sink pedestals are classed as single items.

All waste must be separated into material typeCeramics and rubblePlasterboardSoil
Less than four 25 litre bags, or a single piece of waste no larger than 2000mm by 750mm by 700mmFree of chargeFree of chargeFree of charge
Per 25 litre bag or equivalent, or single ceramic item (in excess of free amount above, or over four visits per four week period)£3£2.50£3
Standard car or hatchback£17£16£17
Small van or estate£34£31£34
Transit van or similar£113£102£113


Tyre charges

The prices below are per tyre.


Standard tyre off rim (car or motorcycle)


Standard tyre on rim (car or motorcycle)


Medium tyre off rim (large 4x4 or van)


Medium tyre on rim (large 4x4 or van)


Motorised mini bike / motorised go-kart


Miscellaneous tyres

(eg bicycle, wheelbarrow)


Gas canisters


Gas canisters

Free of charge

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