Renfrewshire Council

DIY waste

The Household Waste and Recycling Centres throughout Renfrewshire are equipped to take rubble, wood and scrap metal.

If you have building materials you need to get rid of, consider the following options:

  • 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.
  • Ask family and friends if they need them for any building projects they have planned.
  • Check locally - a community project near you may have a use for your building bits and pieces.
  • Advertise in local papers, shop windows or on community notice boards.

If you are unable to find any takers, you can dispose of most of your building materials at your local recycling centre. 

Businesses are not permitted to dispose of their waste at the Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Renfrewshire Council offers a special uplift service for householders and commercial premises across Renfrewshire. We collect a variety of items from residents and businesses that are unable to deal with these items themselves. You can arrange a special uplift by calling us.

Alternatively you can arrange for a skip to be delivered to your home or business to dispose of your building materials by a waste disposal company.