Waste charges

Our budget will be a third lower in 2018 than in 2010 and we need to find new ways of helping to pay Derbyshire's £37.2m waste bill each year. Charges now apply for the disposal of some waste at household waste recycling centres.

This waste will be chargeable at £3 per standard rubble sack or part sack (up to a maximum of 820mm x 535mm per sack) or the equivalent quantity. Single large items such as a sink or shower tray will be charged separately at £3 each. The total cost will be calculated by site staff. The decision of the site manager will be final.

Charges apply to the following wastes from households

This information is provided as a guide to the chargeable items and should not be considered as an exhaustive list.

Concrete, cement, mortar, rubble and hardcore

  • whole paving slabs
  • concrete posts and lintels
  • bags of concrete, cement and mortar (in granular form or set hard)
  • mortar and rendering
  • bricks, blocks, paving and block paving (broken or whole)
  • rubble, hardcore and aggregates
  • sand, gravel, stones, rocks and pebbles
  • stone based items and products
  • soil and clay from excavations
  • Tarmac
  • chimney pots, slates and roof tiles
  • earthenware drains and pipes.


  • bath
  • shower tray
  • bidet
  • wash hand basin
  • toilet
  • cistern
  • sink
  • sink pedestal
  • ceramic wall or floor tiles.

Charges do not apply to:

  • Domestic garden ornaments.
  • Garden pots.
  • Crockery.
  • Cement bonded asbestos - a maximum of two sheets or two metres of pipe. Please double wrap and seal.
  • Plasterboard and plasterboard products - up to two standard rubble sacks (up to a maximum of 820mm x 535mm). We cannot accept whole sheets of plasterboard. Plaster and plasterboard must be separated from brick and rubble.
  • Metal and plastic baths, plastic shower trays and plastic cisterns.
  • Fire or wood burner ash.

Payment can only be made by credit and debit cards. We can't accept cash or cheques for security reasons. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Anyone unable or unwilling to pay will be asked to leave the site with their waste. Householders can return later with a means of payment. 

Trade waste is not accepted.

All other household waste can be disposed of free of charge.

There's no statutory duty for us to accept non-household waste such as construction and demolition waste for disposal free of charge at our household waste recycling centres. 

Charges can be applied to this waste and charging a reasonable amount means that we can offer disposal facilities for these materials to residents, who would otherwise find them difficult to get rid of.

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