Free disposal of DIY waste at recycling centres

From the beginning of the year, households no longer have to pay to dispose of small-scale DIY waste at council recycling centres.

It is hoped the change will boost recycling and make it easier for people to dispose of their waste in a responsible manner.

The fees previously charged by around one-third of local authorities to dispose of DIY waste have been abolished by the government.

Now, all councils in England will treat DIY waste the same as other household waste when it meets certain conditions, such as not exceeding 2x 50L rubble bags.

Recycling minister Robbie Moore said: "We have delivered on our promise to make it easier and cheaper for people making home improvements to get rid of their waste properly.  

"Removing charges for DIY waste at council recycling centres will help New Year home improvement projects become a reality and ensure that those disposing of waste responsibly aren’t being penalised for doing so."


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