What to do with
Bricks, building rubble, plasterboard and wood 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 building materials you need to get rid of, consider the following options:
Pass them on...
- 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 noticeboards
If you are unable to find any takers, you can get rid of most of your building materials at your local recycling centre. There are restrictions on how plasterboard is disposed of and this does vary across the country - so check with your council first.
- 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 building rubble in a van, check with the recycling centre whether you need any permission or ID to do so