There are limits to the amount of DIY waste that people can bring to our Recycling Centres.

This type of waste is generated through building or renovation work. It can include hardcore or rubble - small pieces of stone or rock used for building - or material left over after demolition. Even if this waste is generated at someones home, it is still classified as industrial waste. We acceptlimited amounts of the following:

  • Hardcore/rubble/bricks
  • Concrete slabs
  • Plasterboard
  • Roofing materials
  • Soil

We will accept 6 black bags (or equivalent sized bags) per week of this type of DIY waste.

Remember, by using a van or large trailer a van permit will be required.

Our staff will question and, if necessary, refuse loads where more than a reasonable amount is being brought in or where they believe the waste to be from commercial or industrial origins. If you have a lot of this material to dispose of, please consider hiring a skip or using our commercial weighbridge site in Bath. Further details on the charges for this can be found on the business waste and recycling section of our website.

Arriving at the site

Ask a site attendant to direct you to the correct area. You may find it easier and quicker to transfer other types of waste from your car if you bag up your material before coming to the site. If you do this, make sure you empty them as they cannot be recycled with the DIY waste.

For further assistance, ask a site attendant or give us advance notice of your visit via Council Connect.


Please note we are not licensed to accept business waste at our public Recycling Centres. Any waste that comes from a commercial activity is business waste. If you use part of your home to run your business then any waste from that part is business waste. For more information on your responsibility in disposing of this waste, please refer to


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