- Burslem Household Waste Recycling Centre
- Opening times
Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 9am - 4.30pm Thursday 9am - 4pm Friday 9am - 4.30pm Saturday 9am - 4.30pm Sunday 9am - 4pm
*Last entry onto the tip will be 15 minutes before closing time*.
- What items do we charge to dispose of?
Information about the charges for DIY waste at our recycling centres
On 18 June 2023, the Government announced their intention to abolish charges on small amounts of DIY waste brought to Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) later this year.
DIY waste is clearly defined as follows:
- The waste is produced by householders whilst carrying out small-scale construction or demolition works at their home.
- The waste does not arise from activities that generate an income for the person who carried them out.
- The waste is not produced on a regular basis requiring HWRC visits more frequently than four times per household over a four-week period. And:
- The quantity of waste per visit is no greater than two 50L rubble bags or 1 bulky or fitted item no larger than 2000mm x 750mm x700mm, such as a bathtub.
- If these parameters are not met, the waste is considered construction waste and therefore subject to charges.
Whilst we are still awaiting further information and guidance of when this will commence, Stoke-on-Trent City Council will immediately adopt the above approach for residents only at each of its HWRC sites at Hanford and Burslem. Please have evidence of residency available when you visit the HWRC sites, current charges will remain in place for non-residents and those unable to prove their address.
Please note the Government’s announcement did not abolish all charges but set a minimum level to be accepted for free, larger amounts will still be charged for.
At present the Government have indicated that the amount of waste accepted for free will be as follows:
- the quantity of waste per visit is no greater than two 50L rubble bags or 1 bulky or fitted item no larger than 2000mm x 750mm x700mm, such as a bathtub.
- In addition, the waste is not produced on a regular basis requiring HWRC visits more frequently than four times per household over a four-week period.
We charge to get rid of some items at our tips. Payment by debit card only.
Type of waste Charge What does it include? Soil and hardcore £3.15 per bag or large item
- bricks, concrete (breeze blocks, paving slabs, posts and lintels, mortar and rendering, cement board)
- gravel (construction or landscape gravel and pebbles)
- pottery, ceramic and porcelain (bath, bidet, shower tray, sink or washbasin with pedestal, wall or floor tiles, toilet with cistern, drainage and sewer pipes)
- tiles (floor, roof, wall)
- sharp sand (not from playpens)
- soil and clay
- turf (lawn but not edging)
Bulky building materials £3.15 per bag or large item
- plastic or fibreglass (shower tray, bath, shower screen, drainage and sewer pipes)
- glass (plate or sheet glass, shower screens, tiles)
Plasterboard £4.15 per bag or large item
- plasterboard sheets
- coving (unless polystyrene)
- ceiling rose (unless polystyrene)
- unused bags of plaster
Residents will be asked to complete a disclaimer to confirm the waste is not from trade activity.
Soil, hardcore and bulky waste Quarter full Half full Three quarters full Full Per bag or part bag £3.15 Standard car or hatchback (boot) £6.30 £9.40 £15.65 £18.75 Trailers less than 6ft or 1.8m £9.40 £15.65 £25.05 £31.30 Small van or estate car, 4x4 or small pick-up £9.40 £18.75 £30.25 £37.60 Trailers between 6ft (1.8m) and 10ft (3m) £15.65 £31.30 £46.95 £62.60 Transit van, flat-bed or similar £31.30 £62.60 £93.90 £125.25 Plasterboard Quarter full Half full Three quarters full Full Per 6ft by 3ft sheet £4.15 Standard car or hatchback (boot) £8.35 £12.50 £20.90 £25.05 Trailers less than 6ft or 1.8m £12.50 £20.90 £33.35 £41.80 Small van or estate car, 4x4 or small pick-up £12.50 £25.05 £37.55 £50.10 Trailer between 6ft (1.8m) and 10ft (3m) £20.90 £41.80 £62.60 £83.45 Transit van, flat-bed or similar £41.80 £83.45 £125.25 £166.95
- Items accepted
- asbestos (must be put in red bags which you can collect from the site)
- batteries, car batteries and large rechargeables
- black bagged household waste
- cooking oil
- electrical items
- energy efficient light bulbs (not old style)
- engine oil
- fluorescent tubes
- fridges and freezers
- garden, grass and tree cuttings
- glass (bottles and jars only - no sheet glass, Pyrex or drinking glasses)
- large domestic appliances
- newspapers, magazines, catalogues and junk mail
- plastic household containers
- scrap metal
- televisions and monitors
- textiles - clothes and accessories
- white and brown cardboard
Mattresses are no longer accepted at Burslem Household Waste Recycling Centre. These will only be accepted at Hanford Household Waste Recycling Centre.
- Restricted items
Restricted item How much you can bring to the tip How often you can bring it to the tip Fitted items such as doors and windows, cupboards and wardrobes One cubic metre. Roughly the amount which can be transported in a small family car Every six months uPVC items such as soffits, fascias, windows and doors One cubic metre. Roughly the amount which can be transported in a small family car Every six months Cement-bonded asbestos (must be double-wrapped and sealed) Four sheets (approximately 180cm by 60cm or 120cm by 90cm) or four (25kg-sized) rubble bags Every six months. Used engine oil 25 litres Every six months Car battery two lead acid batteries Every six months Animal bedding or waste Two (80 litre) bags per household Daily
- Tins more than half full of leftover paint in can be used by the local community repaint scheme which provides paint to charities in the city.