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  • Premier Icon BigJohn
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    Our council tip charges £3 a bag for building materials. And they express surprise at the increase in fly tipping.

    We have a cache of old tiles, plasterboard, rubble etc. and decant a small amount into our wheelie bin once a fortnight.

    Mrs BigJohn makes garden borders and planters out of various bits of stuff which look surprisingly OK.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    thorpey0
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    Good thinking, I’ll try freecycle.

    I agree about fly tipping, don’t get me wrong. Councils charging vans full of rubble fair enough but recently the guy at the tip (sorry, waste recycling centre) tried to charge me £5 for getting rid of half a dozen bathroom tiles as this constitutes ‘hard core’.

    thorpey0
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    The house we bought has around 200 clay roof tiles sitting there that we want to get rid of. Has anyone done this?

    Are we talking skip, reclamation or??

    Are they worth anything or more likely to cost us to get rid of them?

    stevextc
    Member

    200 is getting on for worth selling (if you can be arsed) …
    If they match local houses then a good chance someone will either pay or take away for free…

    Next door’s builder just offered me a “hundred or so” for free though when I let him use my drive to take them off the scaffold… (along with a few odd repairs – literally just replacing 4-5 tiles) so can’t be worth that much

    (he just offered … I’d let him use the drive anyway)

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Leave them outside your back door, they’ll be gone by morning.

    kormoran
    Member

    freecycle or gumtree

    Are they pantiles? Some value in them if they are original

    Or save for pimproofing the inevitable STW logstore

    spooky_b329
    Member

    If your tip is fussy, might be easier to take to a concrete crushing plant. I found it was cheaper to hire a tipper, a tank of fuel and three tips at something like £10 or load, and still came in loads cheaper than a skip.

    Obviously if it’s just a car load or two, even cheaper.

    revs1972
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    Just distract them at the tip with a “damsel in distress” and bung the lot in the general waste *

    *May have used this tactic in the past :mrgreen:

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    and in 6 months time after a storm ……where can i get matching roof tiles

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    build a super bug hotel (aka stack them up in a corner somewhere)

    km79
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    Just put them on your roof.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Two extra large sets of Scrabble tiles.

    You’ll need a big garden to use as a board though.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    Leave them outside your back door, they’ll be gone by morning.

    They’ll hang around for weeks until you stick a sign on saying “50p each” . Then they’ll be gone in a flash.

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Isn’t there a bistro or gastropub near you that would like them to use as the latest must have serving platters?

    zzjabzz
    Member

    Sounds like you need to call in the A Team…

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