Open consultation

Household waste recycling centres: DIY waste disposal charges and booking systems

Applies to England

Summary

Seeking views on preventing households being charged for the disposal of DIY waste and seeking evidence on the impact of booking systems at household waste recycling centres.

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This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our plans to prevent charges to householders for the disposal of ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) waste.

Government believes householders should not be charged to dispose of DIY waste. We are proposing changes to allow householders to deposit DIY waste for free. This will reduce the potential risk of fly-tipping, littering and backyard burning which create additional costs for local authorities and causes environmental issues.  

We want to know what you think about:

  • construction waste being treated as DIY waste in certain circumstances and therefore being classed as household waste enabling it to be disposed of free of charge
  • possible criteria to define construction waste as DIY waste to allow householders to deposit DIY waste for free
  • the impacts of booking systems at household waste recycling centres
Published 11 April 2022