Bricks, Soil & Rubble
Small D.I.Y. jobs like laying a patio, replacing a window with a patio door, making a small fish pond etc can leave you with excess materials which you might want to get rid of.
How can we help?
At all the Household Recycling Centres we have placed designated 'low level' Soil and Rubble Containers where you can put bricks, soil and rubble which will be screened and recycled into hardcore and soil.
By keeping these materials separate they can be recycled thus reducing the need for newly quarried aggregates. No cement bonded asbestos is to placed in these containers.
Empty bags, boxes etc not being re-used can be deposited in the general waste skips. Unfortunately big jobs, like building an extension or garage, renovating a house or demolishing a wall will mean you have to hire a skip and pay for the removal/disposal of the material.
Approximately a quarter to a third of materials received at the Household Recycling Centres are recycled into hardcore and soils.
Because of limited space at one of the Household Recycling Centres for Newcastle (at Leycett Lane) some recycling facilities need to be moved to make way for the new waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling containers. The site is no longer able to accept soil and rubble from small DIY home improvements and oil from DIY car maintenance.
Soil and rubble amounts at Household Recycling Centres are limited to one cubic metre. Residents should be using bulk bag services (typically around £35) available from local DIY stores or skip hire (£60 to £100) from local firms for more substantial works.
The nearest alternative sites for Newcastle residents to deposit these materials are at Cheadle, Biddulph and Stone.