In simple terms, a Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre is a one-stop shop that enables you to dispose of and recycle your waste.
In recent years, Pembrokeshire County Council has invested heavily in these centres by upgrading them to accommodate more waste streams and also through intensive staff training.
Recycling your waste has never been so easy.
There are six sites in total, the largest being the Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre on the Old Hakin Road at Winsel, Haverfordwest. Other sites are located in Manorowen, near Fishguard; St Davids; Crane Cross near Saundersfoot; Waterloo in Pembroke Dock; and Hermon near Crymych.
The Civic Amenity and Recycling Centres are open to all householders and small businesses and will accept a range of household and DIY wastes as indicated in the table "What can I take to the Centres?"
Pembrokeshire County Council's Civic Amenity Sites are not intended for the disposal of large amounts of construction and demolition waste, from either businesses or significant home DIY renovation works. Large quantities of materials will not be accepted and you are recommended to use a licensed skip / waste contractor.
Householders may use the facilities free of charge for normal domestic household waste and recycling. DIY* - building and construction wastes even when they come from a householder are not classed as household wastes and therefore the Authority is not obliged to accept them free of charge. However, small quantities of building and construction waste from small scale DIY projects carried out by members of the public to their own properties will be accepted free of charge with charges payable for larger quantities. The quantities that can be disposed of free of charge are identified in the table "What can I take to the centres?"
*DIY waste includes items generated from building or renovation work that has been fixed, screwed down or cemented to a house or garden. It may include bathroom suites, doors, windows, kitchen units, roofing materials, structural timber, paving, decking, skirting, garden sheds, rubble, fencing, tiles and soil.
Trade and business customers will be charged for all of their waste except a range of recyclables.
From January 2014, you need to register as a waste carrier if you regularly transport waste as part of your business. You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don't register.
You must register as a waste carrier if you do any of the following as part of your business:
Please use the following link to register http://www.gov.uk/register-waste-carrier
Site attendants have the right to refuse the disposal of wastes from businesses that are not registered as waste carriers.
The table below identifies what householders and small businesses can take to the Civic Amenity and Recycling Centres and whether a charge applies.
To help us to recycle as much as possible, please sort your waste and recycling at home and place it in the appropriate containers at the Centres. Please ask an attendant for help with manual handling and advice if necessary.
All items highlighted in green are reused or recycled.
|Batteries - Car||Free of charge||Occasional batteries from a small businesses own vehicle. Not from those whose business is in the automotive trade.|
|Batteries - Domestic batteries||Free of charge|
|Books||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Cans - Steel and aluminium||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Carpets||Free of charge||Chargeable - See schedule of charges.|
|Cardboard||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Cartons - fruit juice etc (Tetrapak)||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Clothing||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|CDs||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Electrical - White metal goods including fridges, freezers, cookers, washing machines and tumble dryers||Free of charge|
|Electrical - Fluorescent tubes including low energy light bulbs||Free of charge|
|Electrical - TVs and computer monitors||Free of charge|
|Electrical - Small appliances such as irons, toasters, vacuum cleaners and hairdryers||Free of charge|
|Fixtures and fittings – kitchen units, bathroom suites, fitted wardrobes, shelving, cisterns, boilers||Up to an average sized (Ford Focus) car boot full or a small two wheel, 4ft x 4ft x1ft trailer once per month free of charge. More than this is chargeable as per the schedule of charges.||Chargeable - See schedule of charges.|
|Furniture||Free of charge||Chargeable - See schedule of charges.|
Garden waste– Hedge, tree and shrub cuttings, roots, grass cuttings & rakings, leaves, plants, flowers & weeds (No branches or stumps larger than 8 inches/20cms in diameter. Please cut to a maximum of 6 feet/1.8 metre lengths.)
|Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Gas cylinders - Propane, Butane only (not Pembroke Dock)||Free of charge|
|Glass bottles and jars||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Mattresses||Free of charge||Chargeable - See schedule of charges.|
|Oil - Cooking oil||Free of charge|
|Oil - Vehicle engine oil||Free of charge|
|Paints, varnishes and thinners||Free of charge|
|Paper - newspaper, office paper and magazines including yellow pages, telephone directories and catalogues (not hardback)||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Plasterboard||Up to 3 refuse size sacks (or equivalent in volume) free of charge per month. More than this is chargeable as per the schedule of charges.
||Chargeable - See schedule of charges.|
|Rubble - Soil, ceramic tiles, bricks, roofing tiles, glass from windows, crockery, porcelain toilet pans and basins||Up to 6 refuse size sacks (or equivalent in volume) free of charge per month. More than this is chargeable as per the schedule of charges.||Chargeable - See schedule of charges.|
|Shoes||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Scrap Metal||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Textiles||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Tyres - Car tyres only||Up to 4 tyres free of charge per year|
|Videos||Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Wood - such as fence panels, fence posts and dismantled sheds||Up to an average sized (Ford Focus) car boot full or a small two wheel, 4ft x 4ft x1ft trailer once per month free of charge. More than this is chargeable as per the schedule of charges.||Chargeable - See schedule of charges.|
|Animal bedding||Up to 2 refuse size sacks free of charge per month. More than this is chargeable as per the schedule of charges.|
|Non recyclable/black bag waste||Chargeable - See schedule of charges.|
Ragwort - This cannot be composted, it must be bagged and landfilled
|Up to 2 refuse size sacks free per month. More than this is chargeable as per the schedule||
From allotments, paddocks and businesses etc
Chargeable - See schedule of charges
|Pesticides||Free of charge|
|Weedkillers||Free of charge|
Please note that we are unable to accept plasterboard that is:
Please remove any of the above attachments before recycling at your nearest Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre.
Schedule of Charges - from 1st April 2016 to March 2017 << Back
|Schedule of charges||2016/17|
|EXC VAT||VAT||INC VAT|
|Per refuse sack/bag or equivalent||£1.25||£0.25||£1.50|
|Small load (pick up or small van)
|Medium load (Transit size van or double axle trailer)||£86.67||£17.33||£104.00|
|Large load (Luton size van)||£120.83||£24.17||£145.00|
|(Traders) - Plasterboard & Gypsum per tonne estimate
(Parts of a tonne are charged pro-rata with a minimum charge as below)
|(Traders) - Plasterboard & Gypsum minimum Charge plus VAT
All trade and business customers will be charged. Charges must be paid for at the time of use via cash or cheque.
If you require further details regarding what you can take to site, please call the contact centre: on 01437 764551.
Site staff are instructed and authorised to inspect all incoming waste whenever possible to check its conformity and to question customers as to the origin of their waste. Once deposited, all waste and recycling becomes the property of Pembrokeshire County Council and must not be removed from the Centres by site staff or members of the public. Any incidents would be treated as theft.
Customers are requested to be courteous to site staff and other customers. Abuse and intimidation of site staff will not be tolerated. Some sites are monitored by CCTV for the health and safety of customers and staff and for site security,
If your items are too bulky to fit in your vehicle a collection can be requested through Bulky Household Collections