Waste disposal charges

Like most councils, we have a small charge for some items of building and construction waste (plus tyres). The vast majority of what you can bring to a site is free.

Your volume will be assessed on site and payment must be by card.

Please note, the first 25 litre bag or single item is currently free, to help make the visits to sites safe and to reduce contact. This does not include plasterboard and gypsum related products.

Types of chargeable waste

Rubble, hardcore and soil

  • slates and roof tiles
  • sand, gravel, pebbles and stones
  • soil and clay
  • cement, mortar and rendering
  • concrete
  • breeze blocks and bricks
  • paving slabs

Plasterboard and gypsum related products

  • plasterboard sheets
  • ceiling roses
  • bags of plaster
  • coving


  • sanitary ware (ceramic toilet, cistern, bidet, sink, shower tray)
  • ceramic wall/floor tiles
  • earthenware drains and sewer pipe
  • plant containers


A maximum of four tyres can be taken per visit at a charge of £1.50 each. 


Asbestos can only be taken to our Kirkstall waste transfer station. All deliveries must be pre-booked 48 hours in advance. See the asbestos disposal guidance for householders for more information.            

We do not accept any trade asbestos. For disposal of trade asbestos please contact the Environment Agency


Single items - £2.60

Examples of items which can be charged individually:
  • concrete items like posts, lintels, or paving slabs
  • ceramic items like toilets, shower trays, cisterns, or sinks
  • other similar items, for example a chimney pot
  • tyres - a maximum of four can be taken per visit at a charge of £1.50 each

Rubble, hard core, soil, or ceramics

Charges for Rubble, hard core, soil, or ceramics
TypeChargePermit required
25 litre box or bag£2.60None
standard car boot (seats up)£15.60None
estate car£20.80N/A
4x4 pick-up (or similar)£20.80Commercial
Car derived van£20.80Commercial
Van (less than 3 tonnes vehicle weight)£52.00Commercial
Trailer – maximum size 1.2m x 1.8m (4ft x 6ft)£20.80Commercial

Plasterboard and gypsum-related products

Charges for Plasterboard and gypsum-related products
TypeChargePermit required
25 litre box or bag£4.80None
standard car boot (seats up)£28.80None
estate car£38.40None
4x4 pick-up (or similar)£38.40Commercial
Car derived van£38.40Commercial
Van (less than 3 tonnes vehicle weight)96.00Commercial
Trailer – maximum size 1.2m x 1.8m (4ft x 6ft)£38.40Commercial

Tarmac and asphalt are not accepted at our household waste recycling centres. You need to make other arrangements, such as hiring a skip or using a licenced waste disposal service.


To be able to use the household waste recycling centres, you need to display the relevant permit. To find out more about the permit types available and to apply, see the waste permit scheme page.


Before unloading your waste, please see a member of site staff, so they can check the quantity and confirm the cost. All charges must be paid in full before unloading your waste.

We are only accepting payment by debit or credit card.

No cash or cheques will be accepted.