Rubble charges

Why we are charging

Cheshire East Council has a statutory duty to accept household waste, free of charge.  Waste created from home improvements, repairs and alterations to your home or domestic property is not household waste and we have no legal duty to accept it.

We have introduced the charging scheme to allow you to continue to dispose of materials for which you may otherwise need to hire a skip or source another outlet. Our alternative option is to refuse to accept any rubble at the HWRCs .

What you will be charged for

Chargeable items include non-household items following repairs and improvements to your domestic property include rubble, hard core, ceramics and plaster.

You will not be charged to dispose of crockery, fish tanks, garden gnomes, or cement bonded asbestos.

How much you will need to pay

As at 15 January 2018, prices are per bag, individual item or sheet as below:

Rubble charges
Type of WasteVolume / SizeMaximum sizeCharge
Hardcore/rubble/soil Per bag - maximum bag size 820mm x 535mm 820mm x 535mm £3.50
Hardcore/rubble Per item Per single item £3.50
Plasterboard Per bag 820mm x 535mm £3.50
Plasterboard Per sheet 180cm x 90cm £3.50

The Duty Manager will advise to the cost of the items / bags being deposited. Where material is not bagged the Duty Manager will estimate the quantity to be charged. The site manager has the final say on the total cost to be charged.

Note: if there is one item that has broken into identifiable pieces, e.g. a shower tray is broken in two; this would be considered a single item with one £3.50 charge.

All prices include VAT, and are subject to annual review.

How to pay

Payments will be taken by credit or debit card only whilst on site prior to disposing of your waste. Cash and cheques will not be accepted.

If payment cannot be made before the waste is deposited, you will be unable to use the services and will be asked to leave the site.

Receipts for payment will be provided.