Charges to start at Household Waste and Recycling Centres


On Tuesday 1st November 2016 charges are being introduced for certain non-household waste at all of the Staffordshire Household Waste Recycling Centres.

It’s important that, in times of unprecedented budget pressures, we make the best possible use of the money we have to support the most vulnerable people in society and meet our statutory responsibilities. It is not a statutory duty for the sites to take waste that isn’t produced in the normal day-to-day occupation of a home. Waste from DIY or garden work is not legally regarded as normal household rubbish.

As a result, from 1st November we will charge for the disposal of some DIY type waste which includes soil and rubble, plasterboard and tyres at our household waste and recycling centres. The charge will contribute to the cost of disposing of the materials, and we will not make a profit as a result.

Charging will ensure that we can continue to offer disposal facilities for these materials to residents, who would otherwise find them difficult to get rid of, and will ensure that the system is not abused by those seeking to dispose of trade waste for free.

Charges will apply to some DIY type waste arising from the repair or home improvement of houses or gardens.  See below for further guidance. The charges will be based upon the quantity of material deposited using the rates given.

Waste Charges

Soil/rubble – Including bricks, breeze blocks, concrete, drainage pipes (ceramic/porcelain), gravel, hardcore, paving slabs, rubble, sand, sanitary ware (ceramic/porcelain toilets, bidets, sinks, shower trays, pipes, etc), soil, slates/slabs, stones, tarmac, tiles (ceramic, porcelain, floor, roof, wall) and turf.
£3 per bag* or unit (e.g.toilet)

Plasterboard – Including gypsum related products such as coving and ceiling roses
£4 per bag* or sheet* Plasterboard can only be accepted if it is separate from other material
Tyres – Motor vehicle tyres, £4 per tyre On or off the rim. We can’t take commercial or agricultural vehicle tyres.
No charge for bicycle tyres.


* A bag is a waste bag (76cm x 96 cm) available from standard DIY stores or for purchase from the Household Waste Recycling Centre for 10p

* A full sheet is (180cm x 90cm)

All payments must be made via debit or credit card on site. No cash or cheques will be accepted.