Renfrewshire Council

DIY waste

DIY waste (or construction and demolition waste) is large amounts of waste that is generated through building or renovation work in your home or garden.

  • By law waste types, such as DIY waste, that you may produce through building or renovation work in your home or garden are classed as 'non-household waste' and the Council does not have to accept this type of waste.
     
  • Examples of DIY waste include, bathroom and kitchen remodels, full decking or fencing projects and plasterboard etc.
     
  • You can hire a skip or use a private waste disposal contractor to dispose of DIY waste. A full list of registered waste carriers can be found at Registered Waste Carriers and Brokers (sepa.org.uk). You should ask for proof of disposal to ensure your waste is being disposed of in accordance with their Duty of Care.
     
  • Any tradesperson carrying out work in your home e.g. gardener or builder should dispose of the waste created themselves; this cannot not be taken to a HWRC, no matter what type of waste it is. It is your responsibility and theirs to ensure they dispose of this waste at via a registered waste contractor, in accordance with their Duty of Care.