You will have to pay to take DIY waste to tips in Norfolk from next week

Charges for DIY waste are to be introduced at Norfolk tips. Getty Images/iStockphoto

Charges for DIY waste are to be introduced at Norfolk tips. Getty Images/iStockphoto - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

People carrying out home improvements will have to pay to leave DIY waste at recycling centres in Norfolk from next week.

Currently you can take a small amount of waste to tips in the county and leave it for free but from Sunday (April 1) this will no longer be the case.

Items such as doors, sinks and fence panels will be subjected to the charge as Norfolk County Council looks to reduce costs at its 20 recycling centres.

The change is expected to save the authority approximately £280,000 a year and this will be used to offset the cost of waste disposal from household recycling centres which totalled £7.5m last year.

What is DIY waste?

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DIY construction and demolition waste that will be charged for from April 1 2018:

• Timber - including kitchen units, fitted furniture, doors, laminate flooring and floorboards, sheds, fence panels, decking, garden structures

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• Rubble - including sinks, toilets, bricks, concrete, stones, tiles

• Flat glass - including glass from windows and doors, greenhouses, shower screens

• Plasterboard - all plasterboard and plaster

• General waste - including roofing felt, plastic guttering, fibreglass insulation.

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