Renfrewshire Council

Tiles

Floor and wall tiles are not collected as part of your councils household recycling scheme; however you can usually take them to your local household waste and recycling centre.

If you have tiles leftover from a project or have managed to remove your old tiles without breaking them, consider the following options:

Online

  • Go online to sites like Freecycle and Freegle to give it away for free.
  • Try advertising your surplus building materials online at sites such as eBay or Gumtree.

Friends, family and local events

  • Ask family and friends if they would like them for a project they might have.
  • Check locally - a community project near you may have a use for them.
  • Advertise in local papers, shop windows or on community noticeboards.

The Construction Material Exchange

Resource Efficient Scotland have launched an online re-use tool for the construction sector to support the exchange of materials. By finding new customers for unwanted materials, waste can be diverted from landfill and expensive disposal charges reduced.

Visit The Construction Material Exchange website.

Recycle it

If you are unable to find any takers, you can get rid of your tiles at your local recycling centre. 

  • You will need to provide your own transport. Contact the recycling centre to find out the opening hours which can vary for cars and vans.
  • If you are taking the tiles in a van, check with the recycling centre whether you need any permission or ID to do so.

What else can I do?

If you have a large quantity to dispose of, you can arrange for a skip or jumbo-style bag to be delivered to your home for removal by a waste disposal company.

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