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Community recycling centres

The odds-and-even car number plate system is no longer in use at community recycling centres although only a few vehicles are allowed into the sites at any one time.

From Monday, June 29, the recycling centres will also allow vans and trailers on site with the permit system for booking in available.

Open hours in the pandemic

During the week:
8:30am to 7pm (In order to accommodate cars which are already queuing on site before recycling centres close at 7pm, please be aware that gates may be shut up to twenty minutes early.)

On weekends:
8:30am to 5pm (In order to accommodate cars which are already queuing on site before recycling centres close at 5pm, please be aware that gates may be shut up to twenty minutes early.)

The reuse shop at the Maesteg site is closed until further notice.

Tipping permits

If your vehicle is a van or pick-up truck, register it with a tipping permit before visiting Tythegston or Maesteg community recycling centres. This helps us control the disposal of non-household waste.

Also, you will need a permit if your vehicle has a trailer between 5ft and 6ft 6in (1.5m to 2m). Larger long wheeled based vehicles or trailers bigger than 6ft (2m) cannot use community recycling centres.

Cars, jeeps or MPVs, or trailers under 5ft do not need permits.

Please note that the Brynmenyn centre does not allow vans or trailers.

Getting a tipping permit

Tipping permits can be obtained free of charge by calling us on 01656 643643 at least 48 hours before you want to visit one of the centres.

You will need to provide the following details:

  • your name and address
  • a list of items you want to recycle
  • the date and centre that you wish to attend
  • your vehicle’s registration number, make and model

In some cases we may need to inspect the waste that you want to dispose before granting a permit. This can be done at your home.

Behaviour at the tip

All items and materials must be sorted before entering a recycling centre. Only one person will be allowed to get out of the car to dispose of waste.

Staff cannot help unload or move items from cars due to social distancing requirements, so please only bring waste that one person can carry safely.

As only a few cars will be let in each time, visitors should have no difficulty social distancing while at the sites. Anyone who refuses to do so will be asked to leave immediately, as will anyone who is abusive to staff.

What you can recycle at your local centre

Before visiting your local community recycling centre, please check that we are able to take your waste. We can recycle:

  • batteries (car and household)
  • bikes
  • bric-a-brac
  • cans
  • cardboard
  • cooking oil
  • electrical and electronic items
  • fridges/freezers
  • gas cylinders
  • glass bottles and jars
  • green/garden waste
  • lightbulbs
  • motor oil
  • paper
  • paint
  • plastics
  • scrap metal
  • soil
  • textiles
  • wood

Please note

Please sort recycling before arriving at the community recycling centre to avoid delays. Bags of domestic waste can be put into the general waste skip, but won’t be accepted if they contain any material that can be recycled.

Asbestos is accepted at the Tythegston centre only with a tipping permit. A charge will apply.

Plasterboard, rubble, soil and hard core are classed as construction waste. These are limited to two bags with a maximum weight of 17kg each. Repeat visits are not allowed within the next 30 days. For larger quantities, you will need to book a skip or waste removal company. Trade waste is not accepted.

Plasterboard will only be allowed in the plasterboard skip, and not the general waste skip. Any other material attached to the plasterboard such as tiles will need to be removed before being accepted.

Don’t leave waste outside the community recycling centres. You could be prosecuted for fly tipping.

Locations

There are currently three community recycling centres in Bridgend County Borough. These are in Brynmenyn, Maesteg and Tythegston.

Tythegston

Address: Davies (Bros) Waste, Tythegston, CF32 0NE.

Maesteg

Address: Heol Ty Gwyn Industrial Estate, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ.

Bryncethin

Address: Brynmenyn Industrial Estate, Brynmenyn, CF32 9SZ.

Contact

The Recycling and Waste Department

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 643643

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