Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs)

Items which are not suitable for kerbside collection may be recyclable at one of our recycling centres


Our Recycling Centres are only licensed to accept household waste, they are not legally permitted to accept material from businesses. Any resident suspected of disposing of trade waste will not be allowed to enter the site.


Please note: Walking in of waste is prohibited for safety and control purposes. 



*Entry to recycling centres is by appointment only*

To visit a recycling centre in the Vale of Glamorgan, you will need to book an appointment online.


Any residents visiting one of our recycling centres must comply with the current Government guidance and adhere to the social distancing measures that are in place, this is to ensure safe operation and use of the recycling centres.


Please note: We are unable to provide assistance with lifting or sorting, so please ensure all waste and recycling is manageable.  


The following is in place:

  • One appointment per household, per 30 day period. 

  • Only cars are permitted access. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide access or appointments for trailers or vans at this time.

  • Before visiting, residents must sort their waste or recycling appropriately to minimise the time at the site. 

  • Residents must display their confirmation email and proof of residency e.g. driving licence or utility bill, in their windscreen whilst waiting to enter the site. 

  • Residents must follow on-site safety signs and guidance. 

  • Residents should only exit their car when advised to do so by a member of site staff.  

  • Only one person will be permitted to leave the vehicle, unless there are specific issues with lifting heavy items, in which case site operatives should be informed and they will ensure it is safe for two people to leave the vehicle whilst maintaining the appropriate social distance from others.


Appointments for the period 8 - 21 July are now available to book for Barry and Llandow Recycling Centres.


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Car batteries

Cooking Oil
Flurescent Tubes
Fridges and freezers
Garden waste
Hard plastics
Household plastic packaging
Mixed Glass
Scrap Metal
Small appliances
Tvs and monitors


Please Note: Rubble and DIY skips at the sites are located at ground level on the flat, requiring a fairly high lift to get material into the skip. Members of the public are advised to approach a member of staff for lifting assistance for heavy loads


Barry Recycling Centre

Atlantic Trading Estate, Barry, CF63 3RF


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Llandow Recycling Centre

Llandow Industrial Estate, Gluepot Road, CF71 7PB


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Please note: Summer and Winter periods are denoted by the clock changes, either forward or backward.


It is no longer permitted to place gypsum and plasterboard in general skips/mixed refuse containers at our civic amenity sites. Small quantities of gypsum such as plasterboard, plaster and other gypsum products produced from home DIY may be accepted at Atlantic Trading Estate and Llandow if it is separated at home, brought to the attention of staff on arrival and placed in a special separate container for gypsum products only. Failure to inform the crew on site you have gypsum waste may lead to residents being asked to reload their vehicle and remove the material from the facility.