Types of Waste That the Tip Will Charge You For

Planning to get your home DIY project underway this summer while the weather is nice? Regardless of whether you’re renovating inside or landscaping outdoors, you will likely be producing waste which you’ll have to get rid of in a legal way.

The first thing people think of for the disposal of their waste when undertaking such projects is the local authority tip. For much of your ordinary household waste, this would suffice, but for some waste types, Staffordshire tips will charge for disposal. Any charges you incur will be need to be paid by debit or credit card – no cash or cheques are accepted – so don’t forget your cards.


Different household waste types

There are several waste types which are common for homeowners carrying out work on their property, including:

Concrete and cement

Cement board, mortar and rendering, paving slabs and breeze blocks will all carry a £3+ charge per bag or large item.


Plate glass, shower screens and glass tiles will all be subject to the tip charge by item or bag.

Soil and turf

Soil and clay – which all landscaping projects will undoubtedly produce – along with with lawn turf will be subject to the charge.

Bathroom items

All the fittings in your bathroom will incur the tip charge of £3+ per bag or large item, including the bath, shower tray and shower screen.


Plaster and gypsum products such as boards, coving, ceiling rose and unused bags of plaster are chargeable at £4+ per standard rubble bag – polystyrene is not chargeable.


Other items charged for disposal at Staffordshire tips include:

  • Tiles
  • Tarmac
  • Roof tiles
  • Ceramics
  • Bricks
  • Rubble

How to reduce your tip charge

If you’re planning on getting rid of waste from your home project – be it a bathroom overhaul or a rejigging of your garden – but don’t want to incur the undetermined additional charges at your tip, then look no further than Brown Recycling.

By hiring a skip, you can save yourself a lot of hassle. We deliver and collect your skip promptly at times to suit you. Simply fill it to the top with your waste and we’ll take it away – it’s as easy as that. The bonus is that you won’t have to wrestle with large items or bags of waste in and out of your car, avoiding the risk of damaging your vehicle over multiple trips to and from the tip site.


For the easiest, legal way to get rid of waste from your home construction or landscaping project, contact the professional team at Brown Recycling for skip hire – we have a range of skip sizes to choose from.


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