Household recycling centres and waste permits
Fees for non-household waste
Landscaping, construction, or demolition waste is classed as 'non-household waste', even if you have brought this from your own home.
This is expensive for us to dispose of. We are allowed by law to charge for these items to offset the cost of disposal. This page explains what you need to pay for and how to pay.
If you are a trader or business
Use our commercial waste service.
Waste that you need to pay a fee for
As a general rule, non-household waste items are materials created from the construction, demolition, alteration or repair of a home or garden. We may charge a fee for any amount of non-household waste.
Check fees before visiting the site
Fees apply for most items
These are some common ‘non-household’ waste types. Check the fees for your waste before you visit the site.
View print version of full price list, all prices below are inclusive of VAT.
|Bags of cement (per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Bricks and rubble (per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Concrete bricks (per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Roof tiles/slates (per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Stones/gravel/sand (per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Soil (per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Paving slab (1m x 1m)||£3.20|
|Turf (per roll or per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Bathroom tiles (per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Bathroom towel rail||£3.20|
|Bath and panel||£6.40|
|Bathroom cabinets - fitted||£6.40|
|Bathroom sink and pedestal||£6.40|
|Toilet pan, cistern, and seat||£12.80|
|Kitchen sink and taps||£3.20|
|Kitchen tiles (per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Kitchen worktops (equivalent size of a door, 2m x 1m)||£9.60|
|Floorboards or laminate flooring (equivalent size of a door, 2m x 1m)||£3.20|
|Skirting board and door frames (equivalent size of a door, 2m x 1m)||£3.20|
|Shed (per panel)||£3.20|
|Timber offcuts (per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Wood chipping (per 25 litre bag)||£3.20|
|Wooden decking (equivalent size of a door, 2m x 1m)||£3.20|
|Greenhouse panel (whole side)||£12.80|
|Skirting board and door frames (equivalent size of a door, 2m x 1m)||£12.80|
|Loft insulation (per roll or 2m x 1m sheet)||£3.20|
|Roofing felt (per roll or 2m x 1m)||£3.20|
|Guttering / pipes (up to 10m)||£3.20|
Before visiting a recycling centre to dispose of asbestos, you will need:
- to apply for a waste permit [valid for 1 year and can be used up to three times]
The maximum amount accepted is three normal sized bin-liner bags (or four sheets of approx 2 metres by 1 metre).
|Asbestos (1m x 1m)||£4.40|
All plasterboard brought to site should have tiles, wood and other materials removed before disposal.
|Plaster or gypsum (per 25 litre bag)||£7.60|
|Plasterboard sheet (equivalent size of a door, 2m x 1m)||£9|
|Car or motorcycle tyre||£5|
|Artificial grass (per roll or 2m x 1m sheet)||£3.20|
|Sheet glass (per 25 litre bag or 1m x 1m)||£3.20|
|Loft door / hatch||£3.20|
|Pond liners (3m x 3m)||£3.20|
|Oil tanks (empty)||£6.40|
|Water tanks (empty)||£12.80|
|Wood burner / stove||£12.80|
|Shed - whole (max. 2m x 2m, equivalent to 7 x shed panels)||£22.40|
Part bags will be charged as per whole. Other construction and demolition items may be liable to be charged at a similar rate as stated in the table, in line with current legislation.
Fees for any non-household waste items not specifically listed will be decided by staff on site, based on the current price list. The decision of site staff is final.
Fees apply for some items
The following items will be charged for:
- wood and timber
- scrap metal
How to pay
Before unloading your waste, please see a member of site staff. They will work out how much you need to pay. Site staff can accept payments by credit, debit, or pre-paid payment card only. Cash payments will not be accepted.
At least 80% of the waste brought to our household recycling centres remains free to dispose of.
Other ways to dispose of non-household waste
There are many ways to donate, reuse or dispose of non-household waste. Use the SCRAP code to make sure your waste is dealt with properly.
- Sell or donate items - sell or give away items such as bathroom suites or sheds via online sites like Ebay, Facebook Marketplace or Freegle.
- Hire a skip - there are many varieties of skip and bag services available to hire. Fees for non-household waste in Buckinghamshire are relatively low, but can add up in a large project. Skip hire maybe cheaper. Following the SCRAP code to make sure your waste is disposed of correctly.
- Pay a contractor to dispose of your waste - You can ask any contractor working on your home to take waste with them. They may charge for this but it may be less expensive than visiting the household recycling centre. Follow the SCRAP code to make sure your contractor disposes of waste correctly.