Charges for soil, rubble, plasterboard and asbestos

Charges for soil, rubble, plasterboard and asbestos have been in place since 1 October 2016 as follows:

  • Soil and rubble: £2.50 per part or whole standard rubble bag, and £2.50 per individual item (for example, sanitary units such as wash basin, pedestal, toilet bowl and cistern)
  • Plasterboard: £6 per standard rubble bag or part bag, or £10 per sheet or part sheet, maximum size 3000 x 1200mm
  • Cement-bonded asbestos: £12 per sheet or part sheet, maximum size 1200 x 600mm

Standard rubble bags are up to a maximum size of 535 x 820mm (when laid flat), filled so that the waste is contained and can be safely lifted.

We do acknowledge that some customers may have trouble lifting standard size bags and may use smaller bags or only partially filled bags. In these instances we request that staff make an estimate as to the equivalent number of standard size rubble bags the waste would fill and calculate charges accordingly. For example, three bags that are each one third full would be charged as one whole bag.

Site staff are available to help anyone who may have difficulty removing items from their vehicle.

Cash and card payment options are available at all household waste recycling centres (HWRCs).

Soil and rubble includes construction and demolition materials such as stone, rubble, clay, concrete, bricks, blocks, sand, tiles, paving slabs and ceramic bathroom suites. There are no charges for crockery or clay/terracotta flower pots.

Cement-bonded asbestos is only accepted at Netley, Andover, Basingstoke, Efford and Portsmouth HWRCs. Other types of asbestos are not accepted.