This council is making up to £1m a year charging householders for DIY waste

Big pile of bricks and rubble inside a house which has had a wall taken down
It has been revealed that some councils are making up to £1million from charging residents for DIY waste disposal (Image credit: Getty Images)

Some councils are making up to £1 million a year charging residents who dispose of their DIY waste, it has been revealed. 

This comes as the government announced it will ban councils being able to charge for disposal of DIY waste at recycling centres in news that will be welcome to those who are building a house or undertaking DIY projects.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.