The eight sites which provide PAYT are Caister, Dereham, Hempton, Ketteringham, King’s Lynn, Mayton Wood, Mile Cross and Thetford
** Trade Waste will run at seven of the sites above except Mile Cross
Under the new PAYT trial, residents will need to report to site staff when they visit the recycling centre. The staff will then assess the load and price up the disposal costs.
Payment for the PAYT service can be made with cash or credit or debit card.
Why are there different rules for DIY waste at recycling centres?
Rubbish left over after DIY projects is treated differently at recycling centres because it is officially classified as construction and demolition waste and not household waste. By law
recycling centres have to accept all household waste, for free, but they are not obliged to accept any construction or demolition waste.
PAYT was introduced at Norfolk’s biggest recycling centres, to supplement the free concession for small amounts of DIY rubbish accepted at all sites, as an affordable, accessible and alternative option for householders, compared to other widely available solutions like skip hire.
Residents planning to carry out home improvements are strongly advised to consider the different options and costs for dealing with the waste generated by their project.
For further information please contact:
Media Team at Norfolk County Council
Tel: 01603 228888