Charges for hardcore, soil, tyres and gas bottles

For charges for disposal of asbestos, asbestos containing material, plasterboard and plaster click here. These materials must be paid for before visiting a recycling centre.

From 1 September, the end of cash and cheque payments means customers at all recycling sites will only be able to make debit, credit or charge card payments for the disposal of hardcore, soil, tyres, gas bottles, vehicle parts, commercial waste (where applicable) and to purchase Revive compost.  The requirement for pre-payment for asbestos and plasterboard disposal on-line via the SWP website remains. For full details see this news post.

Charges, as detailed below, apply to deposit hardcore, soil, tyres and gas bottles, because they are not classed as household waste (according to the Controlled Waste Regulations), at all sites.

Signs at recycling centres and community recycling sites make clear that there are charges for non-household materials; for the prices, see the details below or ask any member of staff if your items are liable to be charged and how much.

These materials charges are separate from the entry fees levied at Crewkerne and Dulverton Community Recycling Sites. Entry to recycling centres is free, and depositing household waste is free.

Prices from 3 April 2017 – payment by debit, credit or charge cards only (from 1 September 2017).

Gas and oxygen bottles – see hazardous waste
• £6.30 per bottle (below 10kg)
• £12.60 per bottle (10 – 20kg)
• £36.90 per bottle (specialist cylinders)

Soil and hardcore – construction and demolition materials such as stone, rubble, clay, bricks and concrete; also sinks, tiles and toilets made from ceramics or porcelain (there is no charge for crockery or clay flower pots, although we ask for these to be put in hardcore skips)
• No charge for a single carrier bag equivalent or less
• £3.60 per bag (including part) size equivalent to more than a single carrier bag
• £18.40 small van or small single-axle trailer
• £36.90 medium van or medium single-axle trailer

For information on use of vans and trailers at recycling sites see van and trailer permits.

For commercial prices see our business recycling sites page.

Motor Vehicle Tyres
• £3.60 per un-rimmed tyre
• £4.70 per rimmed tyre
• £47.90 per large (e.g. lorry size) tyre