On site charges

UPDATE: Recycle sites are taking their usual materials, including those with charges.  


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 of our sites.

Signs at recycling centres and community recycling sites make it 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 for and how much.

Entry to recycling centres is free, and depositing household waste is free.

Payment accepted on Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, Visa Electron and Diners Club, including contactless cards.

You can find charges and information about disposal on the following pages:

These materials must be paid for before you visit a recycling centre. We accept payment by credit or debit cards only. We will give you a receipt.


From 1 April 2021

  • £7.10 per bottle (below 10kg)
  • £14.10 per bottle (10 to 20kg)
  • £41.50 per bottle (specialist cylinders)

For more information see hazardous waste.

(Empty gas cylinders or oxygen bottles can be returned to the original supplier or manufacturer. The manufacturer is usually identified on the side of the bottle. For advice on gas container return, click here.)

This includes construction and demolition materials, such as stone, rubble, clay, bricks and concrete, as well as 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.

From 1 April 2021

  • No charge for a single carrier bag equivalent or less per week (not to exceed 14L or the equivalent of a small builders merchant bucket)
  • £4.00 per bag (including part) size equivalent to more than a single carrier bag
  • £20.70 small van or small single-axle trailer
  • £41.50 medium van or medium single-axle trailer

You can find more information about permits and how to apply on our ‘Who needs a permit?‘ page.

For commercial prices see our business recycling sites page.

From 1 April 2021

  • £4.00 per unrimmed tyre
  • £5.30 per rimmed tyre
  • £53.80 per large (for example, lorry size) tyre

No charges apply for bicycle tyres (from households).

Special arrangements with charges have been introduced for vehicle parts, which are not classified as household waste, to be accepted at ten recycling sites.  For full details, including prices, see our vehicle part recycling and disposal page.