DIY Waste Charges

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All residents wanting to dispose of construction and demolition waste (“DIY waste”) at Richmond’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Kew will be charged from 2nd December.

DIY waste is considered anything that was once fixed to a property or outside space, i.e.: not something that would normally move with you when you leave a property. This could include construction and demolition materials such as stone, rubble, clay, concrete, bricks, blocks, sand, tiles, paving slabs, and ceramic bathroom suites.

Currently residents are able to dispose of up to six 80 litre refuse sacks of DIY waste every month at the Townmead Road Centre without charge.

Following a review of Council charges, it was agreed to bring the service in line with neighbouring boroughs and to respond to the rising costs of DIY waste disposal. Therefore all residents will be charged for utilising the service. Implementation of the scheme has been delayed until this year.

From 2nd December 2019 residents will be asked to pay £205 per tonne of DIY waste disposed, with a minimum fee of £41. Card payment options will be available at Townmead Road.