Poole residents are to be charged for dumping some kinds of waste as the council seeks to save £50,000.

From October 1 visitors to the household waste and recycling centre at Nuffield will have to pay to dispose of asbestos, plasterboard, gas canisters, tyres and soil and rubble.

The charges have not yet been set but will be decided by the head of consumer protection over the next few weeks.

They are expected to be similar to other local charges, for example it costs around £5 to dispose of a tyre.

The disposal of normal household waste and recycling will remain free for local residents. Last year the council spent more than £55,000 disposing of the materials collected at the tip, for which it aims to introduce charges.

Due to changes in landfill tax the cost of the disposal of soil and rubble alone is to rocket from £5,000 to £35,000 a year.

The proposals were approved at cabinet and will save the council £50,000 a year as it works to close a £13.5million funding gap in its budget to 2018.

Cabinet also gave approval to officers to develop proposals to find savings of a further £75,000 from the operation of the waste centre by restricting access for vans which will reduce the cost of commercial waste treatment.

Cllr Xena Dion, cabinet portfolio holder for the environment, Borough of Poole, said: “The council, and therefore our council taxpayers, incur a significant cost as a result of people disposing of non-household materials at our waste and recycling centre.

“However, the size of the financial challenge faced by the council unfortunately means we have no option but to introduce a charge. Several other local authorities already charge for non-household materials at waste and recycling sites and we will only look to introduce charges that reflect other local options for disposal.”