Hazardous Waste and Emergencies


Graphic image depicting plasterboard

Service Update:

Please use the online forms to book waste services available from the ‘Do It Online’ tab.

Alternatively, if you have a waste query please complete the online ‘Send a Message’ form .


Plasterboard is a hazardous substance which can cause serious health and environmental implications if it is not treated correctly and can only be disposed of at Lynnbottom Recycling Centre.

The Isle of Wight Council does not collect plasterboard from households.

If a householder wishes to dispose of domestic plasterboard at Lynnbottom Recycling Centre a reference number must be obtained before disposal.

A reference number will be allocated to the householder, when the online plasterboard disposal permit form has been completed and submitted by the householder.

The completed online form generates unique reference number which can either be printed, given verbally or shown via a smart phone screen and provided to the weighbridge operator.

Permits are restricted to 60kg free of charge per household in a 6 month period.

If a household wishes to dispose in excess of the 60kg at Lynnbottom Recycling Centre, there will be a charge of £0.15 per additional kilo 

Please Note: payment can only be made by credit or debit card as cash payments cannot be accepted.  Cheques may be used, made payable to ‘Amey LG Ltd’, although a cheque guarantee card (i.e. a debit or credit card) will be required to be shown at the time of payment.

Sheets or off-cuts of plasterboard from domestic sources can only be disposed of in the appropriate container at Lynnbottom Recycling Centre. Staff on site will direct the householder to the correct container in which to deposit their plasterboard. All plasterboard must be free of any other material. Plasterboard which contains other materials will not be accepted.


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