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Building materials


Wastebusters loves finding a new home for stuff, and construction material is no different.

Here’s a list of the most common items we can take, or call us on 443 8606 x1 if you want to know more:



Timber (off-cuts of at least an arm’s length)

Plywood sheets


Timber frames 

  • we can’t take chipboard, plasterboard or cement board (eg MDF, GIB)


Windows & doors

Wood or metal window frames with glass intact 

Doors & door frames 

  • metal frames without glass can be recycled at the Transfer Station



Metals suitable for reuse and creative arts (eg sheets of roofing iron, flues, garage doors, rebar, wire fencing, gutters, water cylinders) 

  • any metals we can’t take can be recycled at the Transfer Station 




Insulation (dry, clean)

Tiles, vinyl, carpet 

Paint & varnish 

Curtains & blinds



Plumbing (pipes, bathtubs, sinks etc)

Bits & bobs (eg shower mixers, taps, hinges, curtains rails, light switches, door knobs etc)


Wastebusters can also take cardboard, expanded polystyrene and clear pallet wrap for recycling (charges apply). Check out our business recycling page for more details.