The maximum number of trips permitted to dispose of DIY waste is determined by the type of vehicle. Please see the tables below to work out how many trips you can make in your vehicle.
|Small cars||8 trips|
|Large cars||4 trips|
|4x4s without pickup|
|Campervans or minibuses with rear seats and fittings (used for passenger transport)|
|Cars towing trailers under 1.8m in length||6 trips (as per
|Pick-ups and crew cabs under 3.5 tonnes gross laden weight|
|Vans under 3.5 tonnes gross laden weight|
|Campervans and minibuses with rear seats and fittings removed|
|Horseboxes under 3.5 tonnes gross laden weight|
|Any medium vehicle towing trailers under 1.8m in length|
DIY waste (or construction and demolition waste) is large amounts of waste that is generated through building or renovation work in your home or garden.
By law waste types, such as DIY waste, that you may produce through building or renovation work in your home or garden are classed as 'non-household waste' and Northamptonshire County Council does not have to accept these waste types free of charge.
Examples of DIY waste (not a comprehensive list)
- Hardcore, rubble and bricks
- Tiles and ceramics
- Paving slabs
- Roofing materials
- Soil, turf, tree trunks and excessive garden waste*
- Baths, toilets and basins
- Fitted carpets and underlay
- Doors, windows and frames
- Kitchen units and work surfaces
- Built in wardrobes and cupboards
- Shed and fence panels
- Laminate flooring
- Timber and MDF hardboard
- Central heating system components
*Loads that are deemed to be beyond the average household amount are classed as ‘excessive garden waste’ and will be chargeable. This is at the discretion of the team leader or supervisor on site.
You may be asked to confirm that you are disposing of your own household waste by the recycling centre staff.
What if I have more waste to dispose of than permitted?
If you need to make more site visits than permitted then we will direct you to one of our sites that has a weighbridge and will treat this as
trade waste which is chargeable.
Asbestos and asbestos bonded materials cannot be disposed of at any of our recycling centres.
Asbestos is a dangerous substance that can cause severe respiratory illness and must be
with care. Asbestos was extensively used in buildings built during the first part of the last century. The use of asbestos is banned in the European Union.
If you discover asbestos or asbestos bonded materials in your home during building work or DIY activities the general advice is to leave it alone. If the material is damaged or you have to remove it, you must make arrangements for its
safe removal and disposal.
Asbestos removal companies
You can hire a licensed, specialist company to remove and/or dispose of the asbestos for you. Such companies advertise locally or in the yellow pages.
Asbestos disposal scheme for householders
Alternatively small quantities of ‘bonded asbestos’, arising from household maintenance and repairs, can be taken by you, the householder, to our waste transfer station operated by Suez, located on the Brackmills Industrial Estate (Liliput Road) in Northampton under the Asbestos Disposal Scheme.
Please telephone Brackmills Waste Transfer Station on 0121 333 2118 to arrange a disposal time.
Depending on the type of asbestos, a charge may be incurred (see below for details).
This scheme is only available for asbestos removed by you from your own home and not for trade waste which includes asbestos you have paid to have removed from your home.