What to do before visiting a HRC

Pre-sort waste

Residents visiting any HRC must separate their waste.

Residents must separate their non-recyclable waste from their recycling before visiting any HRC.

This will enable visitors to easily place items into the correct recycling containers.

Only non-recyclable items can go in the general waste skips.

HRC Operatives will also check any waste brought to HRCs in bags. Residents must open any bags to show that there are no recyclable materials inside.

We have introduced these changes to help us meet Welsh Government’s recycling target of 70%.

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions

Proof of residency

Residents must provide proof of residency to access our recycling centres.

This is because we are experiencing misuse of our sites by non-residents. This is costing the Council a lot of money to dispose of this extra waste.

If you are not a resident of the borough, you will not be allowed to enter site.

For further information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Van and trailer permit

Residents will need a permit if they own a:

  • Van (3,499kg and below)
  • Multipurpose vehicle (MPV)
  • Campervan
  • Vehicle with more than seven seats

Residents will need to get a permit at least 24 hours before using it but no more than two weeks before. Requests are processed during office hours Monday to Friday.

Residents can apply for a permit online or in person.

Applications for permits in person must be made at Ty Penallta by booking an appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 01443 866571

Visitors will not be able to attend Ty Penallta without an appointment and only card payments are accepted if a charge applies.

Permit charges apply for construction and demolition waste (including hazardous). These charges are:

  • £37.49 for a small van (up to 2,200kg and trailers less than 1.8m long)
  • £74.97 for medium vans (2,201kg – 3,499kg)

For more information, please check our Frequently Asked Questions