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Recycling centres

Following Government guidance, we are re-opening our recycling centres.

You must not visit your local recycling centre if you or someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19. This includes a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss of taste or smell.​

Before you travel, consider if your journey is necessary. 

Please continue to use your kerbside recycling and waste collection service​.
Only visit a recycling centre to get rid of items that you are unable to dispose of at the kerbside.

We’ve made some changes to the items we accept at the recycling centres. 

Only cars will be accepted on site, no high-sided vehicles, vans or trailers will be allowed.​​

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  • Please note that 6/7 seater vehicles will only be accepted with the 1/2 rear seats folded down.

To visit a recycling centre you will need to book a slot online. You will need to book each time you visit. ​Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance. You will need to set up an account and provide your home address and your vehicle registration details.​

We expect demand for our recycling centres to be high. Please bear with us. If you do not get a slot straight away, keep trying.

Opening times

Bessemer Close recycling centre will reopen on May 26 2020.
Lamby Way recycling centre will reopen on May 31 2020.

The sites will be open from 8.30am – 4.30pm, seven days a week.​

What you can take to the recycling centres

The following items will be accepted at our recycling centres:

Large, bulky items are not accepted unless they are made of one of the materials listed above, fit into the boot of your car and can be safely carried by one person. Our staff will not be able to assist you to unload your car.

If your item is not listed above, do not bring it. You will not be allowed to access the site. 

Terms and conditions

To enable our recycling centres to operate safely and maintain social distancing, we have put in place the following rules:​

  • Do not arrive on site until 5 minutes before your time slot.
  • Each vehicle will be given a maximum of 10 minutes to offload on site.
  • Bring your booking confirmation email and proof of Cardiff residency to show to staff. 
  • There are likely to be queues at recycling centres due to limits on the number of people being allowed in at any one time. Please be patient, observe social distancing and respect the staff working at the centres. This is for your safety and the safety of others. 
  • You will be allocated a parking bay when you arrive. If a member of staff isn’t available, please follow the traffic management signs to park your vehicle.
  • You can bring your own gloves or hand sanitiser. Hand sanitiser will also be available on site. 
  • Use hand sanitiser before and after you drop off your items.
  • Only one person will be able to leave the vehicle to drop off waste.
  • Only one person will be able to approach a skip at a time. 
  • Keep a two metre distance from staff and other users at all times.
  • Please do not bring any items that are not on the list of accepted materials. 
  • Visits to recycling centres are currently limited to 12 per household, per year.
  • Respect our staff when visiting the local recycling centre. Anyone being abusive to staff will be instructed to leave.
  • Recycling centres are for the recycling of household waste only. It is an offence to attempt to recycle commercial waste at these centres.
  • We have the right to refuse any vehicle suspected of using the site for commercial use. 
  • We will investigate, and take enforcement action against anyone attempting to use the sites to recycle material from commercial activity​.

Making changes to your booking

You can amend your booking using your MiPermit account. 

If you need to cancel your booking you will need to phone us on 029 2087 2087 at least 24 hours before your allocated slot. 

Our phone lines are open Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm.
Unfortunately we cannot take calls on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.
Please bear this in mind if you need to cancel your booking.