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Civic Amenity and Recycling Centres

 

  1. What is a Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre?
  2. How many centres are there across the County?
  3. Who can use them?
  4. Do I have to pay?
  5. What do I need to do if I carry waste as part of my business?
  6. What can I take to the Centres?
  7. What charges apply?
  8. Please note the following are not accepted at any of our Civic Amenity and Recycling Centres

What is a Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre?

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.

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How many centres are there across the County?

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.

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Who can use them?

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. 

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Do I have to pay?

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. 

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What do I need to do if I carry waste as part of my business?

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:

  • transport your own waste regularly (from January 2014)
  • transport construction or demolition waste (even if it's a one off)
  • transport or dispose of waste for someone else.

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.

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What can I take to the Centres?

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.

Item Household
Business
tick icon/tick icon  Restrictions tick icon/tick icon  Restrictions
Batteries - Car tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Occasional batteries from a small businesses own vehicle. Not from those whose business is in the automotive trade.
Batteries - Domestic batteries tick icon  Free of charge cross icon   
Books tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Cans - Steel and aluminium tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Carpets tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Chargeable - See schedule of charges.
Cardboard tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Cartons - fruit juice etc (Tetrapak) tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Clothing tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
CDs tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Electrical - White metal goods including fridges, freezers, cookers, washing machines and tumble dryers tick icon  Free of charge cross icon   
Electrical - Fluorescent tubes including low energy light bulbs tick icon  Free of charge cross icon 
Electrical - TVs and computer monitors tick icon  Free of charge cross icon 
Electrical - Small appliances such as irons, toasters, vacuum cleaners and hairdryers tick icon  Free of charge cross icon 
Fixtures and fittings – kitchen units, bathroom suites, fitted wardrobes, shelving, cisterns, boilers tick icon  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. tick icon  Chargeable - See schedule of charges.
Furniture tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  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.)

tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Gas cylinders - Propane, Butane only (not Pembroke Dock) tick icon  Free of charge cross icon 
Glass bottles and jars tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Mattresses tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Chargeable - See schedule of charges.
Oil - Cooking oil tick icon  Free of charge cross icon 
Oil - Vehicle engine oil tick icon  Free of charge cross icon 
Paints, varnishes and thinners tick icon  Free of charge cross icon 
Paper - newspaper, office paper and magazines including yellow pages, telephone directories and catalogues (not hardback) tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Plasterboard tick icon  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.
tick icon  Chargeable - See schedule of charges.
Rubble - Soil, ceramic tiles, bricks, roofing tiles, glass from windows, crockery, porcelain toilet pans and basins tick icon  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. tick icon  Chargeable - See schedule of charges.
Shoes tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Scrap Metal tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Textiles tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Tyres - Car tyres only tick icon  Up to 4 tyres free of charge per year cross icon 
Videos tick icon  Free of charge tick icon  Free of charge
Wood - such as fence panels, fence posts and dismantled sheds tick icon  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. tick icon  Chargeable - See schedule of charges.
Animal bedding tick icon  Up to 2 refuse size sacks free of charge per month. More than this is chargeable as per the schedule of charges. cross icon 
Non recyclable/black bag waste tick icon 
tick icon  Chargeable - See schedule of charges.

Ragwort - This cannot be composted, it must be bagged and landfilled

tick icon  Up to 2 refuse size sacks free per month. More than this is chargeable as per the schedule  tick icon

 From allotments, paddocks and businesses etc

Chargeable - See schedule of charges

Pesticides tick icon  Free of charge cross icon 
Weedkillers tick icon  Free of charge cross icon 

 

Please note that we are unable to accept plasterboard that is:

  • Wet or damp
  • Has foam or other insulation attached
  • Has timber or metal studding attached
  • Has ceramic tiles attached
  • Is contaminated with asbestos or rubble
  • Has set in lumps, or is in the form of unused powder

 

Please remove any of the above attachments before recycling at your nearest Civic Amenity and Recycling Centre.

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What charges apply?
Where charges are payable, as detailed in the table above, the following schedule of charges will apply.

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)
 £50.83 £10.17  £61.00 
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)
£105.83  £21.17  £127.00 
(Traders) - Plasterboard & Gypsum minimum Charge plus VAT
£25.80  £5.16  £31.00

 

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.

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Please note the following are NOT ACCEPTED at any of our Civic Amenity and Recycling Centres:

  • Orange bags - please place them at the kerbside on your normal refuse collection day.Please do not use orange bags to transport other wastes to our centres, these will be refused. Please use resuable bags or containers if necessary.
  • Asbestos - for further advice please phone the Contact Centre on 01437 764551 or contact an appropriately licensed waste disposal company.
  • Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross wt.
  • Noxious weeds -  such as Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam.
  • Tree branches or stumps - larger than 8 inches in diameter.

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

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ID: 15937 Revised: 9/3/2017