NCC: Charges to dispose of DIY waste from 1st April 2018

DIY waste

Service update: from 1 April 2018 there will be a charge for the disposal of all DIY type construction and demolition waste. There will no longer be a free 80 litre or one item concession.

Up until 1 April you can continue to dispose of one item or the equivalent of one 80lt sack per household per week for free.

DIY waste is classed as construction and demolition waste, not household waste, and whilst we’ve previously accepted small amounts for free, we can no longer do this.  Our services need to reduce their costs. We prefer to save money by changing our policies rather than by reducing opening hours or closing a recycling centre. Removing the free DIY concession will help us to do this.

DIY waste can be disposed of through our ‘Pay as you throw’ service.  Other options include hiring a skip or employing a licenced waste carrier. Please make sure to factor in the cost of disposing of DIY waste when planning your latest DIY project.

For more information about the change in our policy read our press release.

Prices per 80 litre sack or single item

  • Unsorted/non-recyclable DIY waste – £5
  • Flat glass – £5 (classed as non-recyclable at Mile Cross Recycling Centre)
  • Rubble – £3
  • Plasterboard – £9 (£15 at Mile Cross)
  • Timber – £3
  • Scrap metal – no charge

Moped rental

Kickstart Mopeds offers reduced hire of mopeds to assist people in getting to work or to college.

For more information go to their website here


Agenda for 1st March 2018


Emergency Planning

Know the risks, be informed, get prepared!  This summarises what the Emergency Planning Officer of Broadland D.C. and colleagues will be outlining at “Norfolk Prepared” – a meeting to be held on Tuesday, 15th May at 2.00 p.m. at Blofield Courthouse, Yarmouth Road, Blofield.  All are invited to hear local planning for emergencies great and small that may affect any of us.  Free entry though NB seating is limited to the first 50 people who arrive!  This meeting has been arranged by members of The Blofield Surgery Patient Participation Group.  Information on the Surgery website or ‘phone (01603)715804 for further details.

Emergency road closure of The Street in South Walsham

South Walsham NTRO1330 Emergency

Train line closed for repairs

As a result of major signal remodelling, lines will be closed between Norwich and Great Yarmouth & Norwich and Lowestoft for 9 days from Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 February 2018 (inclusive).

Lines will also be closed between Beccles and Lowestoft Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 & Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 2018.

Buses will replace trains for between Norwich and Great Yarmouth & Norwich and Lowestoft for a full 9 days commencing Saturday 10 February. Services will return to normal running commencing Monday 19 February. In addition, buses will also replace trains between Beccles and Lowestoft Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 & Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February.

Public meeting re dualling of A47 on Thursday, 8th February

There is a public meeting with Highways England about the dualling of the A47 at North Burlingham on Thursday, 8th February at 6.30pm in Upton Village Hall.

Highways England will bring drawings of their latest draft proposals. Come along and find out more.


SNAP meeting

The next Acle SNAP (Safer Neighbourhood Area Partnership) meeting takes place at Acle Library on Friday 16th March, 5.30pm. The current priority is ASB in Acle & surrounding villages. Go along & have your say.

Consultation on Greater Norwich Local Plan – Acle roadshow on 26th January

The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) is being produced by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council working together with Norfolk County Council through the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (GNDP)

The vision for Greater Norwich to 2036 is: To grow vibrant, healthy communities supported by a strong economy and the delivery of homes, jobs, infrastructure and an enhanced environment.

There is the opportunity to look at the maps and papers on 26 Jan (2pm-8pm) at Acle Recreation Centre, NR13 3RA

The consultation is available here

Greater Norwich Local Plan

The consultation is open and can be viewed here