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Find your nearest Household Waste and Recycling Centre

Household Waste and Recycling Centres/Civic Amenity Sites are provided by the Council for residents to dispose of their household waste.

For further information please, refer to our Household Waste and Recycling Centre Guide

HWRC Locations

There are two HWRCs in the Borough located at:

  • Aberfan Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Aberfan Road, Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4QE.
  • Dowlais Household Waste and Recycling Centre, The Bont, Gellifaelog Old Road, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 3DA.

 Visiting the Site

  • Proof of address is needed to access the HWRCS. If you cannot provide this then you will be turned away.

  • Residents must segregate their waste as much as is practical and dispose of it in the relevant containers on site.

  • Lorries or vehicles over 3.5 tonnes will not be allowed to use the sites. 

  • If you bring your waste to the site in a commercial type vehicle or with a trailer without a permit you will not be allowed to tip your waste.

  • Residents are able to dispose of small amounts of non-recyclable waste at the sites.  As far as practicable any recyclables must be separated and placed in the appropriate container for recycling.
  • From Wednesday 1st April 2020 we’ll be changing the way you can deposit paint products at your local Household Waste & Recycling Centres (HWRCs).  

NB: While visiting the sites to deposit your waste you should be prepared to be asked to separate your waste into the appropriate containers.  This may include opening any bagged waste for inspection and further sorting.  You may prefer to do this at home before arriving at the site to avoid any unnecessary delays.