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Information for residents ahead of reopening of recycling centres

Posted on : 21 May 2020

Information for residents ahead of reopening of recycling centres

Caerphilly County Borough Council has issued guidance for residents ahead of the reopening of its Household Waste Recycling Centres.


The guidance comes following a recent announcement from the council’s Leader that all six of its Household Waste Recycling Centres will begin to reopen to the public from Tuesday 26th May.

Sites will open for essential visits only and residents are encouraged to delay visiting until after the initial opening week, as queues are expected.

The following HWRC sites will operate under normal summer opening times (9am – 5.30pm):

  • Trehir (Llanbradach) closed every Thursday
  • Penmaen closed every Tuesday and Friday
  • Full Moon (Crosskeys) closed every Sunday
  • Rhymney closed every Tuesday and Friday
  • Penallta closed every Wednesday and Sunday
  • Aberbargoed closed every Thursday and Monday

New restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of public and staff at all times.  A list of frequently asked questions can be found on the council’s website: www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Recyclingcentres/FAQs

  • Traffic management – We anticipate large numbers of residents will want to use the facilities as soon as they reopen. If queues become excessive, you may be turned away and asked to return at another time or day. Click here for current waiting times.

  • Proof of residency – Drivers will be asked to provide the usual forms of ID as proof of residency within the county borough. These should be held up against your closed driver’s window for inspection by staff outside the vehicle.

  • Cars only – Access will be for cars only during this interim period. No vans or trailers will be allowed and we will not be operating the permit system for vans and trailers during this initial period. These will be reintroduced when operating conditions return to normal.

  • Social distancing – additional precautions and practices will be required to ensure appropriate social distancing is observed at all times, such as limiting the number of vehicles on the ramps.

  • Limit numbers – Ideally only the driver of the vehicle should be in the car when visiting the HWRC. Anyone displaying symptoms of coronavirus, or who lives with someone who is self-isolating should not visit these facilities

  • Can you lift it? - We will be unable to assist you unload materials, so only bring what you can safely lift and carry.  If you have large household items to dispose of please book a bulky item collection - https://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Household-waste-and-recycling/Bulky-item-collection

  • Respect our staff – We anticipate high demand for this service, but we are unable to operate in the same we as we normally would. The restrictions and additional measures are there to protect everyone and we will not tolerate any abuse.



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