Refuse and Recycling This information was last updated at 18 May 2020, 15:02 18/5/20 Important Notice Household Waste Recycling Centres are to re-open to the public on Tuesday, May 26th. There will be significant safety measures in place to help maintain the safety and welfare of staff and visitors to the site. More information We thank you again for your patience and understanding during this time. Keep up to date www.npt.gov.uk/coronavirus Household Waste and Recycling Centres The Household Waste Recycling Centres are to re-open to the public on Tuesday, May 26th. There will be significant safety measures in place to help maintain the safety and welfare of staff and visitors to the site. In the interests of public safety, only arrange to use these facilities if you are no longer able to safely store the excess waste at home. You must have booked a slot before you visit Briton Ferry or Cymmer recycling centres NPT residents in the Swansea Valley area will be able to use the HWRC at Lower Cwmtwrch. Please ensure you check their revised procedures before visiting. More information Bulk Collections Our bulky waste collection service will resume on Monday 18th May. Residents are now able to book bulky waste collections online www.npt.gov.uk/bulks Side waste – Additional black bag waste The closure of HWRCs may result in increases in side waste especially if more people are isolated at home so the Council will be temporarily suspending its restrictions on the presentation of black bag waste at the kerbside until further notice. If your household is affected by Coronavirus (with one or more self-isolating due to symptoms or having been diagnosed), any waste materials you come into contact with need to be handled carefully before they are collected to help prevent further spread of the virus. Please wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after handling any waste and recycling containers. Please ensure you follow the procedures below to comply with Government guidance: DO NOT place any contaminated items in your recycling bags/boxes. All contaminated items you produce, including tissues, masks, cleaning cloths and wipes, need to be put into a plastic bag. Tie the top of the bag to prevent escape of the material. Put the bag inside another bin liner and tie the top of that bag. Keep the bagged waste for a period of 72 hours in a place that cannot be accessed by other people or pets. After 72 hours have passed, you can place the double bagged waste in your wheeled bin or placed with your other black bags. Keep the wheeled bin/bag on your property until the day of collection. Do not present this waste for collection if 72 hours have not passed. Garden Waste The council will continue to collect garden waste as this is collected on the same day as your wheeled bin or black bag waste (and in most cases by the same vehicle). However, should throughput increase beyond capacity, the Council will have to re-evaluate the situation.