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Charges for hardcore, soil, plasterboard, bonded asbestos and tyres

Residents can dispose free of charge per week:

  • up to two 50 litre bags of hardcore, soil or plasterboard (or one sheet of plasterboard maximum 1800 x 900 mm),    or
  • one single item (maximum 2000 x 750 x 700 mm) such as a ceramic toilet, cistern, sink or pedestal 

If residents have more than this free allowance, charges will then apply as detailed below.

All bonded asbestos and tyres are charged for as detailed below. There is no free allowance for these materials.

The free allowance applies to each household, not person. It should be a single visit to one waste site only (not multiple waste sites) no more than once per week. A week is classed as Monday to Sunday. 

Hardcore charges

  • After the free allowance detailed above, hardcore is charged at £6 per bag. Card payment only
  • Maximum bag size 50 litres (ie a standard rubble type sack)
  • Bags part filled will be rounded up to each full bag to calculate the free allowance or any charges due. For example, two half-filled bags will be classified as one bag
  • For loose loads, an equivalent number of bags will be estimated by site staff
  • Formed concrete and ceramic bathroom ware e.g. toilets, cisterns, sinks or pedestals are charged at £6 per item
  • Hardcore includes (but is not limited to) stonework, sand, gravel, rock, clay, bricks, concrete, concrete blocks, paving slabs, tarmac, tiles and ceramic bathroom fittings
  • Hardcore is accepted at all household waste recycling sites.

Soil charges

  • After the free allowance detailed above, soil is charged at £6 per bag. Card payment only
  • Maximum bag size 50 litres (ie a standard rubble type sack)
  • Bags part filled will be rounded up to each full bag to calculate the free allowance or any charges due. For example, two half-filled bags will be classified as one bag
  • For loose loads, an equivalent number of bags will be estimated by site staff
  • Soil is accepted at all household waste recycling sites.

Plasterboard charges

  • After the free allowance detailed above, plasterboard is charged at £6 per bag or sheet. Card payment only
  • Maximum bag size 50 litres (ie a standard rubble type sack)
  • Maximum sheet size 1800 x 900 mm (6 foot by 3 foot)
  • Bags part filled will be rounded up to each full bag to calculate the free allowance or any charges due. For example, two half-filled bags will be classified as one bag. Similarly, part sheets will be rounded up to each full sheet
  • Plasterboard and plaster are included in the scheme
  • Plasterboard/plaster is accepted at Crowborough, Eastbourne, Hastings, and Newhaven household waste recycling sites only.

Bonded Asbestos charges

  • All bonded asbestos is charged for at £7.40 per bag or sheet. Card payment only
  • Maximum bag size 50 litres (ie a standard rubble type sack)
  • Maximum sheet size 1800 x 900 mm (6 foot by 3 foot)
  • Bags part filled will be rounded up to each full bag for charging purposes. For example, two half-filled bags will be charged as one bag. Similarly, part sheets will be rounded up to each full sheet.  One part filled bag or one part sheet will be charged the minimum charge of £6
  • Only cement bonded asbestos is accepted. Asbestos tanks are not accepted
  • Limited to 6 bags or 4 sheets per calendar month, per household
  • Bonded asbestos is accepted at Eastbourne, Hastings, Heathfield, and Newhaven household waste recycling sites only
  • Bonded asbestos brought to these sites must be double bagged and sealed, or wrapped in plastic and sealed
  • Staff will take a record of the resident’s name, address and vehicle registration so that the amounts brought to the sites can be monitored to help prevent abuse of the policy and ensure Council Tax payers money is not used to dispose of any trade waste
  • See the Health & Safety Executive website for specialist advice when handling asbestos
  • Do not break asbestos up yourself – as this will release harmful fibres into the atmosphere. We strongly advise you contact a licensed asbestos removal contractor instead who will remove the material from your property and arrange for its disposal.

Tyre charges

  • All tyres are charged for at £2.50 per tyre (or part tyre). Card payment only
  • Limited to 4 tyres per calendar month, per household
  • Motorised vehicle tyres are charged for (not bicycle tyres) 
  • Tyres are accepted at Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Maresfield, and Newhaven household waste recycling sites only.

The above waste types should not be mixed together.

There are no charges for residents to dispose of household wastes such as general waste/recycling, green garden waste, electricals, wood, furniture, crockery, and clay flowerpots.

The charges allow us to continue accepting these types of waste at the household waste recycling sites. The charges partially cover the cost of waste disposal - they are not to make any profit.

Our scheme is in-line with new Government regulations which allow charges to be made on these types of materials after a free allowance.

Site staff’s decision is final.

If you have large quantities of these types of waste, you can consider alternatives such as hiring a skip, buying a Hippo bag, or using a waste disposal company. Our sites are not designed to accept large quantities of these types of waste.

The waste must be from your own home. Waste from traders/businesses is not accepted at any of our household waste recycling sites.

The waste can only be accepted at our sites if the work has been carried out/removed by the householder themselves.

Where residents use a contractor to do works at their property the contractor must arrange for the disposal of the waste either by arranging a skip hire or taking it to a licensed commercial waste facility (not a household waste recycling site). In the case of asbestos, contact the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association for details of contractors who can remove and dispose of all types of asbestos.

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