The following materials brought to any recycling centre in Devon are chargeable.
Please note that non-chargeable DIY waste includes wooden doors and window frames, kitchen units, construction timber and radiators etc. The deposit of these materials is restricted to 0.5 tonnes in a six month period.
|Type of waste||Minimum charge|
|Soil and rubble: Includes bricks, blocks, slates, tiles, rubble, paving slabs, concrete, gravel, tarmac, stones, soil, sand, hardcore and sanitary ware (ceramic toilets, sinks, pedestals etc).||£2.30 per bag/item|
|Tyres: Commercial and agricultural vehicle tyres will not be accepted. No charge for bicycle tyres.||£3.90 per tyre|
|Clean plasterboard: Includes plaster and gypsum related products (facility not available at all sites).||*Please see below|
|Plasterboard (with other materials attached): such as tiles, foil insulation or any other materials (facility not available at all sites).||*Please see below|
|Plastic window: With or without glass. Single pane window only (double charge for multiple pane plastic windows).||£3.90 each|
|Plastic door or door frame: With or without glass. Single door or door frame only (double charge for double door or door + frame combined).||£3.90 each|
|Bath or shower tray (plastic, fibreglass or composite): Single bath or shower tray only.||£3.90 each|
|Shower screen: Plastic or glass shower screen/enclosure.||£3.90 each|
|Insulation materials: 1 sheet or 1 bag.||£3.90 per sheet/bag|
|Roofing felt||£3.90 per bag/roll|
|All DIY plastic: Plastic pipes, guttering, facia, soffit, skirting, cladding, loose plastics etc.||£3.90 for up to 5 lengths/pieces|
|Water tanks, panels, roofing sheets, sheets, plastic sanitary ware etc.||£3.90 each|
Asbestos: bonded asbestos only (facility not available at all sites).
Please note that asbestos must be double wrapped in tough plastic and completely sealed. Site staff will not be able to assist with loading asbestos into the skip. There is a maximum sheet size of 10ft (3m) x 4.5ft (1.5m). If you have large quantities (more than 8 bags/sheets) please ring 0345 155 1010 to check availability.
|**Please see below|
*Clean plasterboard is £4.65 per sheet/bag and plasterboard with other materials attached is £8.60 per sheet/bag at: Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Exeter, Tiverton, Crediton, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot, Holsworthy, Bideford, Okehampton and Tavistock. Plasterboard is £5.00 per sheet/bag at: Great Torrington (only accepted clean, the removal of ceramic tiles may be easier if the plasterboard has been soaked in water). No facilities at Totnes or South Molton.
** Bonded asbestos is £10.70 per sheet/bag at: Honiton, Exeter, Tiverton, Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot, Bideford, Okehampton and Tavistock. Bonded asbestos is £10.30 per sheet/bag at: Great Torrington. No facilities at: Exmouth, Sidmouth, Crediton, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, South Molton, Totnes, Ivybridge or Holsworthy. Please see Asbestos disposal for more information.
Devon County Council only has a legal obligation to provide recycling centre facilities for household waste – waste arising from the day to day running of a household. Items resulting from the repair or improvement of houses, for example, DIY type waste, is classified as construction waste and there is no requirement for us to provide any service for the disposal of this material or accept it free of charge.
To avoid confusion, household waste comprises of the unwanted contents of the house and not part of the house itself.
Construction waste also includes waste created from landscaping or garden alterations such as dismantling a rockery or digging up a patio/concrete hardstanding.
In addition, vehicle tyres are not classed as household waste and therefore there is no requirement for us to accept them or accept them on a free of charge basis.
However, it is recognised that facilities are still needed for local residents to dispose of small amounts of DIY type waste and tyres, and so rather than withdrawing this service completely, we have made arrangements with site operators for this waste to be accepted for a charge.
If you are undertaking a large-scale DIY project that will generate significant volumes of waste, you should hire a skip or arrange for alternative private disposal using a suitable licensed company.