What materials you can bring and limits on the amount of some materials.

Bag sorting

If you bring bags of general waste, we may encourage you to sort through them to make sure all recyclable items are taken out. A table and boxes are provided to sort the waste.

What you can bring

We take: 

  • batteries (car and domestic)
  • books, DVDs and CDs
  • cardboard
  • carpets
  • electrical appliances, household only, large and small, known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • glasses (spectacles)
  • green waste from gardens
  • hard plastic (such as,  old toys, household items, drainpipes)
  • hazardous household waste, check before you bring anything
  • household furniture
  • mattresses 
  • oil (used engine oil, and cooking oil)
  • paper and magazines
  • plastic bottles
  • refrigerators and freezers (domestic)
  • rubble and soil
  • scrap metal
  • shoes, clothes, textiles and rags
  • shredded paper
  • televisions and monitors
  • tin cans, foil
  • wood waste

Limits on DIY and construction waste

Weekly limit on DIY and construction waste is six 25kg bags. Anything above this limit is classed as industrial waste, even if it's generated at home.

Limiting how much people can dispose of ensures our service is for Bristol residents only, rather than traders trying to dispose of their waste for free.

Soil and rubble will be refused if mixed with other materials. You must separate them before bringing them to the site.

Examples of DIY and construction materials are:

  • hardcore rubble and bricks, concrete slabs
  • plasterboard
  • roofing materials
  • soil
  • any waste mixed with other DIY or construction waste
  • asbestos


Only three sheets or three 25kg bags of bonded asbestos will be accepted per visit or per week, whichever is less. All asbestos must be double wrapped in polythene and sealed with tape.

You must not mix bagged asbestos with any other waste. We can only accept cement bonded asbestos. We will not accept unwrapped asbestos.

Before you visit us, please call 0117 922 2100 to check there's space in our skip for your asbestos.

Fluorescent tubes and low energy light bulbs

These contain mercury, which is hazardous. You can take them to a reuse and recycling centre.


You can take all paints to a reuse and recycling centre.