Refuse and Recycling This information was last updated at 10 July 2020, 10:24 Important Notice From 13th July 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. Household Waste and Recycling Centres Recycling Centres open Household Waste Recycling Centres have now re-opened. There are 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. Vans, Pick-ups and trailers Important Notice From 13th July 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. These will be available from Monday 6th July. More information Side waste – Additional black bag waste Reintroduction of side waste restriction From 3rd August we will reintroduce our side waste restriction policy. This means we will stop collecting side waste at the kerbside. So if you present more waste in addition to your wheelie bin or more than 3 black bags, our crews will not collect your extra waste. More information 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. Bulk Collections Our bulky waste collection service has resumed but due to high demand for the service, all available bulk waste collection slots have already been booked for the next two weeks. Garden Waste We are continuing to collect garden waste. This is collected on the same day as your wheeled bin or black bag waste. If collection capacity is exceeded on a regular basis, the Council will have to re-evaluate the situation.