Barnstaple Seven Brethren tip and waste disposal
Barnstaple Seven Brethren tip and waste disposal
  • Seven Brethren
    EX31 2AG
All the information you need to tidy up your house. Seven Brethren is the place where you can dump all your unwanted items which you can't dispose in the dustbins which are collected by your district council.

Opening days:

 Open all year round (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)


 Summer (Apr - Sep)    Winter (Oct - Mar)    
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm 10:00am - 4:30pm

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List of acceptable materials:


  • Recyclable materials
  • Bulky household items
    e.g. Furniture, carpets, household electrical equipment

 Recycling facilities available 

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Card/Yellow Pages
  • Aluminium and steel cans (including empty steel paint cans)
  • Foil: clean aluminium foil only (recycled with metal)
  • Textiles
  • Garden/green waste (branches up to 250mm or 10 inches in diameter are accepted)
  • Timber
  • Metal (including empty aerosol cans)
  • Large domestic appliances, e.g. cookers, microwaves, washing machines etc
  • Small domestic appliances, e.g. toasters, lawn mowers, hairdryers etc
  • Spent printer cartridges
  • Carpets
  • Mattresses
  • Flat glass (e.g. window glass)
  • Fridges/freezers
  • TVs / computer monitors
  • Plastic bottles
  • Clean mixed plastic packaging, e.g. food trays and yoghurt pots (must be washed)
    • Cling film type packaging is not acceptable
  • Bulky/rigid plastics image - PDF icon (126KB - pdf help)
  • Beverage Cartons
  • DIY engine oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Car batteries
  • Domestic batteries
  • Energy saving light bulbs (recycled with fluorescent tubes)


 DIY waste: 12 large bags/0.5 tonnes in 6 month period (EXCLUDES soil/rubble, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres - see Chargeable below)

Household chemicals (e.g. pesticides, white spirit, bleach, oil-based paint): 5 litres in 12 months

Gas bottlesimage - PDF icon(4KB - pdf help)

Fluorescent tubes: 5 in 6 month period

Food/putrescible/excess non-recyclable waste: acceptable at this site by arrangement only, please contact your local district/city council in the first instance

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 Soil/Rubble (including bricks, blocks, tiles, paving slabs, concrete posts, sanitary ware etc) £1.10 per bag

Plasterboard (including plaster and gypsum related products) £2.60 per bag/sheet

Tyres £1.50 per tyre

The charges payable will be based upon the quantity of material to be deposited using the rates given as an indicative guide.

Payment for bags/sheets will be whole multiples of ‘bags’ e.g. 3 x £2 not 2.75 x £2.

A "bag" is defined as "a small, plastic sand/aggregate bag from standard DIY stores that can be safely lifted by one person".

A "sheet of plasterboard" is a "standard large sheet". Plasterboard waste can only be accepted if it is separated from other materials, due to restrictions imposed on land-filling plasterboard and the need to keep gypsum clean for reuse in new plasterboard or on land reclamation activities. For example, the removal of ceramic tiles may be easier if the plasterboard has been soaked in water.

Items such as a toilet pan, toilet cistern; sink, sink pedestal, concrete block etc will be charged as single items and the relevant ‘per bag’ rate will apply.

Loose waste/waste in trailers etc will be assessed by the site manager.

The site manager’s decision on the actual charge to be made is final.

Charges, inclusive of VAT, are payable directly to the site contractor. Payment can be made using cash or credit card (minimum transaction fee may apply. Cash only at Maclins Quarry, South Molton and Deep Moor, Torrington). Receipts will be offered.

This is a service for which payment must be made. Legal proceedings will be taken against anyone using the service or attempting to use the service without payment in full.

For further information about charging, see Chargeable Waste

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