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Commercial Recycling Centre

​ ​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​W​e aim to provide a cost efficient option for small and medium enterprises to dispose of recycling and trade waste.

The commercial recycling centre is also open to residential properties, who may have a vehicle unsuitable for the Household Recycling Centre such as a tipper van, long wheel-base van or have mixed bags of non-recyclable waste that they're unwilling or unable to separate for recycling.​

This will help to increase the amount of commercial waste diverted from landfill by encouraging traders to recycle and will also help to reduce the potential for household recycling centres being used unlawfully to dispose of commercial waste.

Who can use the service?

The service is available to all commercial businesses, but particularly targeted at small and medium enterprises, the building and construction industry, landlords and local businesses.

Debit and Credit card payments can only be used at the Bessemer Close site.

The service is also available for residential properties.

You do not need to be a resident or business located within Cardiff​.

What waste and recycling items are accepted?

  • General Waste
  • Mixed recycling
  • Garden waste
  • Hardcore
  • Wood
  • Cardboard
  • Plasterboard
  • Metal


Traders are encouraged to separate as much trade waste as possible prior to visiting the Commercial Recycling Centre. 

How much does it cost?

Material Stream

Price per tonne (excluding VAT)

​Minimum Charge (excluding VAT)

General waste


250kg - ​£38.75

Hardcore & Rubble


​250kg - £12.50



​250kg - £22.50

Garden Waste


​250kg - £16.25



​250kg - £27.50




Scrap Metal



Tyres - Car (per unit)


​​Tyres - Tractor (per unit)

Oils (mineral/engine/vegetable)



Commercial Fridge (per unit)


​Domestic Fridge (per unit)

​​Large domestic appliance (per unit)


​Mattresses (per unit)
​Vehicle Weigh-in service​£22 per vehicle​​

All prices exclude VAT.

*please note charges may alter due to market values.

How to use the service 

Step 1

Weigh on at the Weighbridge and declare your waste type.

Step 2

Go to tip off point as directed by staff and off-load (please note that your waste will be inspected to ensure you are off-loading the waste you have declared).

Step 3

Proceed to weigh off and process paperwork.

Step 4

Pay for the waste deposited using a debit card or credit card and leave site.
As a trader you will be required to hold a waste carriers licence.

Find out about your legal obligations​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window and requirements to ensure that your waste is disposed of correctly.

Opening Times

Opening Times
​​​Monday to Friday​Saturday​Sunday
​7am - 3.15pm
(Closed 12.30pm - 1pm)
​7am - 12.30pm​Closed

The centre is closed on bank holidays.

Last entry to the centre for vehicles requiring manual unloading is is 2.45pm, ​11.45am on Saturday.

For all other vehicles, last entry is 11.45am, 12pm on Saturday.

Christmas Eve

The last appointment on Saturday 24 December will be at 2pm. The centre will re-open on Wednesday 28 December.

New Year’s Eve

The last appointment on Saturday 31 December will be at 2pm. The centre will re-open on Tuesday 3 January.​

How to find us


Bessemer Close


CF11 8XH

For more information on using the Commercial Recycling Centre, please contact us.           

Tel: 029 2087 2087 


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