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Recycling Centres

Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. All of our Recycling Centres will be closed on Monday 19th September.
You must have booked a slot before you visit Briton Ferry or Cymmer recycling centres

Please see below for a list of materials accepted at each site.

NPT residents in the Swansea Valley area are able to use the HWRC at Lower Cwmtwrch. Please ensure you check their revised procedures before visiting.

Find a recycling centre

Select a recycling centre below to view opening times and find out what materials can be taken into each recycling centre.
Opening Times: All sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
Mon, Thurs & Fri 9.00 – 5.00pm, Sat & Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm, Tues & Weds closed
Materials:

Visit this link for a list of recyclable materials at this site www.recyclenow.com/local-recycling

The site does not accept any amounts of plasterboard or asbestos waste, and black bag splitting is in operation

Site Type: Household Waste & Recycling Centre
Location: Display on 'Find My Nearest' ... (Interactive Mapping Service)
Opening Times: All sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
8.30am to 5.00pm 7 days a week for 12 months of the year
Materials:
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • glass bottles and jars
  • sheet glass
  • metal cans
  • plastics
  • vehicle batteries
  • household batteries
  • waste mineral (engine) oil
  • fluorescent light bulbs/tubes
  • household paint
  • textiles
  • shoes
  • green (garden) waste
  • soil
  • scrap metal
  • wood/timber
  • inert waste
  • general household waste
  • cardboard
  • fridges/freezers
  • waste electrical and electronic equipment
  • garden and household chemicals e.g. pesticides
  • fertilizers
  • pet care products
  • photographic equipment
  • bonded asbestos sheeting
  • furniture items e.g. sofas, cupboards, tables
  • oxygen cylinders
  • gas cylinders

At the present time tyres are not accepted at these sites. Please contact your local tyre retailers to check if they take tyres for re-use/recycling

Site Type: Household Waste & Recycling Centre
Location: Display on 'Find My Nearest' ... (Interactive Mapping Service)
Opening Times: All sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
11.00am to 5.00pm 7 days a week for 12 months of the year
Materials:
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • glass bottles and jars
  • sheet glass
  • metal cans
  • plastics
  • vehicle batteries
  • household batteries
  • waste mineral (engine) oil
  • fluorescent light bulbs/tubes
  • household paint
  • textiles
  • shoes
  • green (garden) waste
  • soil
  • scrap metal
  • wood/timber
  • inert waste
  • general household waste
  • cardboard
  • fridges/freezers
  • waste electrical and electronic equipment
  • garden and household chemicals e.g. pesticides
  • fertilizers
  • pet care products
  • photographic equipment
  • gas cylinders

At the present time tyres are not accepted at these sites. Please contact your local tyre retailers to check if they take tyres for re-use/recycling

From 28th August, our bag splitting operation will be up and running at Cymmer Household Recycling Centre. Please make sure no recyclable materials are in your black bags.

Site Type: Household Waste & Recycling Centre
Location: Display on 'Find My Nearest' ... (Interactive Mapping Service)

Rules for visiting

  • You must have booked a 10 minute slot using our online booking system before your visit
  • Respect staff whilst on or waiting to access the site
  • Proof of residency will be required
  • You will be asked to open any black bags and sort the contents for recycling. To save time on site, we suggest that you sort your waste before you arrive.
  • Please note that the site closes at 5pm. If you are booking a late afternoon slot you will need to arrive on time. Late entry cannot be accommodated. Please be respectful to the site staff should you be unable to access the site.
  • You don't need to call us to cancel a booking, just click on 'cancel your booking' in your confirmation email which you received when you booked. 

Book a slot

Book a slot for the recycling centre online:

Book a slot

Vans, Pick-ups and trailers

A permit is not required for cars, jeeps (4x4s), camper vans, family type mini buses, MPV's, single axle trailers, or hire vans but you will still need to book a time slot

Householders with vans, pick-ups and double axle trailers can access recycling centres at Briton Ferry and Cymmer. You must have booked a permit and allocated time slot. This can be done below.

Further information regarding van permit applications for Lower Cwmtwrch can be found on the Powys website 

  • Single axle trailers can also access the recycling centres but permits are not required.
  • Tipper/ Flatbed' vans and large 7.5t vans are not allowed on site
  • Residents are allowed a maximum of 12 permits per year (from 1st April to 31st March the following year) for all vans, pick-up vehicles and double axle trailers.

You can book a time slot and van permit in the same place. Please make a booking below:

Make a booking

Black bags

Please make sure there are no recyclable materials in your black bags.

If you visit any of our recycling centres, you will be asked to open any bags and sort the contents for recycling if you have not already done that.

To save time on site, we suggest that you sort your waste before you arrive.

You must have booked a slot before you visit Briton Ferry or Cymmer recycling centres

Frequently Asked Questions

From 21st June you can book two slots, either for the same day or for different days.

 

 

You don't need to call us to cancel a booking, just click on 'cancel your booking' in your confirmation email which you received when you booked. 

Normal opening hours still apply. Opening times can be found online

Householders with vans, pick-ups and double axle trailers can access recycling centres at Briton Ferry and Cymmer. You must have booked a permit and allocated time slot. 

  • Single axle trailers can also access the recycling centres but permits are not required.
  • A permit is not required for cars, jeeps (4x4s), camper vans, family type mini buses, MPV's, single axle trailers, or hire vans. 
  • Tipper/ Flatbed' vans and large 7.5t vans are not allowed on site
Book a slot

Yes. Our site staff will be happy to help.

To improve efficiency at the site and to minimise queues on access roads.

Yes. Garden waste bags can also be purchased online 

The council has a statutory duty to report all the waste and recycling we collect to Natural Resources Wales (NRW), further information can be found by visiting http://wastedataflow.org

If you are interested to know the quantities and destinations for your recycling, additional details can be found by visiting https://myrecyclingwales.org.uk/

Building type waste

  • Building rubble only
  • Mixed building rubble containing stones, wood, ceramic items etc.
  • Ceramic waste only
  • Soil
  • Plaster and plasterboard
  • Concrete roofing sheets
  • Asbestos (should be double wrapped in polythene sheeting)

Each household can dispose of up to 3 sacks (1 black bag is equivalent to one sack) per week for free at any of the sites - not including asbestos

Larger loads will have to be taken to the site located in Briton Ferry Industrial Estate and paid for as per the charging schedule below.

Waste Type  Rate from April 2022
Building rubble only £26.50 per tonne
Mixed building rubble
(containing stones, wood, ceramic items etc.)
£78.50 per tonne
Ceramic Waste only £45 per tonne
Soil £26.50 per tonne
Plaster and Plasterboard £151.50 per tonne
Asbestos including concrete roofing sheets (that do not contain asbestos)
(asbestos sheets should be double wrapped in polythene sheeting)
£19.50 per sheet/item
(based on 8ft x 3ft sheets)

All prices include VAT

The weight of waste will be charged as follows (the upper limit of each weight band will be used to calculate the payment)

This does NOT include asbestos which will be charged per sheet / item.

  • 0 to 100 kg
  • 100 to 250 kg
  • 250 to 500 kg
  • 500 to 1,000 kg

Any amount greater than 1,000 kg will be charged at 500 kg increments.

The weighbridge will be available between:

  • 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday-Friday
  • 8.30am to 12.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Credit/debit card payments are only available between 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday-Friday.

Cheque or cash payments only on Saturday and Sunday.