The recycling centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day but will remain open on Bank Holidays.
Torbay Council only has a legal obligation to provide recycling centre facilities for household waste, which is waste arising from the day to day running of a household and not part of the house itself.
Items from repair or improvement of houses, for example DIY-type waste, are classified as construction waste and there is no requirement for Torbay Council to provide any service for the disposal of this material or accept it free of charge.Waste created from landscaping or garden alterations such as dismantling a rockery or digging up a patio/concrete hard standing, is also not classified as household waste. However it is recognised that facilities are still needed for residents to dispose of small quantities of DIY waste we therefore permit for small amounts of this type of waste to be disposed of free of charge as long as it is sorted into separate material streams such as wood, metals, rubble/hardcore/bricks/slabs/ tiles and plasterboard but restrictions do apply.
Small quantities of DIY waste are the equivalent of 12, (3ft x 2ft or 90cm x 60cm) bags, twice in any one year that can be lifted safely by one person. If a household is generating any larger quantities than this then they must hire a skip or arrange for alternative private disposal via a suitable licensed company
TOR2 on behalf of Torbay Council can offer this service at the Waste Transfer Station. You can bring your waste onto the weighbridge during the opening hours Monday to Thursday 8am - 4pm (last entry 3.45pm) Friday 8am - 3.30 (last entry 3.15pm). There is a minimum charge for weights up to 260 kilos, with all greater weights charged at the current commercial tonnage rate (plus VAT).
Please see the list of items that are accepted free of charge and those items that are not accepted below.