From 1st April residents are allowed a maximum of 12 permits per year for all vans, pick-up vehicles and double axle trailers. ‘Tipper/ Flatbed' vans and large 7.5t vans are not allowed on site.
Briton Ferry and Cymmer Recycling Centres: Our bag splitting operation is now up and running. Please make sure no recyclable materials are in your black bags. Read more
Household waste not collected as part of the kerbside recycling service can be sorted and taken to our Household Waste and Recycling Centres.
To use these facilities, you must be a resident of Neath Port Talbot and be recycling or disposing your own household waste. Trade or commercial waste is not accepted. See Commercial Waste for more information.
All sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Pwllfawatkin recycling centre - Closure notice
Pwllfawatkin recycling centre closed on 31st March 2019. From 1st April residents can use the household waste recycling centre located on Bethel Road, Lower Cwmtwrch, SA9 2HW. This site also operates a black bag sorting area - save time, make sure there are no recyclables in your black bags.
Further information regarding van permit applications for Lower Cwmtwrch can be found on the Powys website
These centres are for HOUSEHOLDERS ONLY and not for contractors/trade use.
Briton Ferry and Cymmer Recycling Centre: Black Bag Changes
Please make sure there are no recyclable materials in your black bags before disposing of them in the waste skips at our recycling centres.
You need to remove recyclable materials from your black bags before you bring them to the site. Examples include:
If you need help removing recyclable materials, site operatives will help you when you arrive.
Why are we making these changes?
- The new recycling targets we have been given by the Welsh Government requires us to recycle 64% of Waste by 2019/2020 and 70% by 2025.
- Recent analysis of black bag waste shows that just over 60% of the household waste in black bags can be recycled.
- Black bag waste that contains recyclable material is costly to dispose of. Sorting it before you bring it not only helps us achieve our next recycling targets but will save money as well.
If you wish use a van or similar or trailer with more than one axle to take domestic waste from your household to one of the Household Waste and Recycling Centres in Neath Port Talbot then you need will need a permit. To find out more information look at the Householder Permit system.
Applications for the can be made on line for a maximum of twelve permits per year and a copy of the V5 documentation and proof of address is required.
Building Type Waste
There is a charge to dispose of building-type waste. Small amounts of waste of up to the equivalent of 3 sacks per week (Monday to Sunday - equivalent size of a typical household black bag), per household will be allowed to be disposed of free of charge 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:
|| Rate from April 2019
|Building rubble only
||£24.75 per tonne
|Mixed building rubble
(containing stones, wood, ceramic items etc.)
|£63.00 per tonne
|Ceramic Waste only
||£37.75 per tonne
||£24.75 per tonne
|Plaster and Plasterboard
||£135.25 per tonne
|Asbestos including concrete roofing sheets (that do not contain asbestos)
(asbestos sheets should be wrapped in polythene sheeting)
|£18.40 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 100kgs
- 100 to 250 kgs
- 250 to 500 kgs
- 500 to 1,000 kgs
Any amount greater than 1,000 kgs will be charged at 500 kg increments.
The weighbridge and payment facilities (cheque or credit/debit card) will be available between 8.30am to 5.00pm Mondays to Fridays and 8.30am to 12.30pm Saturdays and Sundays