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Disposing waste as a Charity

As a charity you will sometimes need to dispose of items that have been donated but been unable to sell.

These items can be disposed of free of charge over the weighbridge at Chelson Meadow. Before your first visit you need to apply for Charity Status.

Charities are required to register as a waste carrier with the Environment Agency. More information can be found on GOV.UK or by calling 08708 506506.

Taking waste to Chelson Meadow

Waste will be free to dispose if it is:

  • brought by your organisation not a third party
  • from the Plymouth area
  • generated from charitable donations
  • does not include construction or demolition waste, asbestos and tyres

A hazardous waste consignment note will need to be completed if your waste contains any:

  • TVs
  • CRT fluorescent tubes
  • fridge/freezer units

Opening times of commercial weighbridge at Chelson Meadow

  • Monday: 8am to 4pm
  • Tuesday: 8am to 4pm
  • Wednesday: 8am to 4pm
  • Thursday: 8am to 4pm
  • Friday: 8am to 3.30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Duty of care waste transfer note

You need to complete two Duty of Care Waste Transfer Note for each visit to our weighbridge. One for you and one for our records. This will state your details and where the waste came from.

Remember to complete all sections including EWC and SIC codes. This is a legal document and needs to be retained by you for 2 years.