Information about the charges for non-household waste (DIY) at our recycling centres
RE: Government announcement on DIY Charging at Household Waste Recycling Centres
On 18 June 2023, the Government announced their intention to abolish charges on small amounts of DIY wastes brought to Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s). Larger amounts may still be charged for.
We are awaiting further information and guidance of when this will commence, until then all DIY charges across all of Oxfordshire’s seven HWRC’s remain in place.
Please note the Government’s announcement did not abolish all charges but set a minimum level to be accepted for free, larger amounts will still be able to be charged for.
At present the Government have indicated that the amount of waste accepted for free will be as follows:
- the quantity of waste per visit is no greater than two 50L rubble bags or 1 bulky or fitted item no larger than 2000mm x 750mm x700mm, such as a bathtub.
- In addition, the waste is not produced on a regular basis requiring HWRC visits more frequently than four times per household over a four-week period.