In response to public concern, Devon County Council has issued a statement to reaffirm what types of waste will be affected by new charges introduced on 1st April.

New charges will not be applied to general household waste. They are specifically for rubble, soil, plasterboard, asbestos and tyres only. Items such as garden waste, furniture and old electrical appliances, etc. will still be accepted free of charge.

The charges will be:

£2 per bag of rubble, which could contain brick, stone, gravel or soil, and ceramic sanitary ware, £2 per tyre, £7 per bag, or full sheet of plasterboard

£20 per bag, or full sheet, of asbestos.

For more information, please visit: www.devon.gov.uk/recycling_centres