Re-opening of Household Waste Recycling Centres 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres are due to re-open from Tuesday 26 May but by appointment only, in order to help comply with social distancing regulations, protecting residents and staff. 

  • Tuesday, 19 May 2020

    Vale of Glamorgan

Recycling-centre signsResidents will be able to book an appointment online from Thursday 21 May, 9.00am.


Any residents undertaking a journey to a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in the Vale, 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.


To begin with, only cars will be permitted access to the HWRC on Atlantic Trading Estate, Barry and at Llandow. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide access or appointments for trailers or vans at this time.


Due to current demand, initially the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be only be issuing one appointment slot per household, per 30 day period. We are also asking residents to only make a booking if it is absolutely necessary, due to the sites’ reduced capacity. 


The following guidelines have been put in place: 

  • 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.  

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

We would like to remind residents that if they do not respect social distancing or are abusive to staff they will be asked to leave site. 


Bulky Waste Collections

If you have unwanted large household items and appliances such as beds, fridges and furniture you can either recycle them or arrange for household waste collection.


Bulky Household Waste


Leaving items outside the gates of HWRCs, on the streets, in parks, woodlands or in fields is fly-tipping. Fly-tipping is a crime and could mean a fixed penalty of up to £400, or prosecution. 



Welsh Government Guidance for Local Authorities re-opening Waste and Recycling Centres