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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.

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.
Opening Times

Aberfan and Dowlais are open every day for the following hours:

  • 09:00 - 20:00 Between 1 April 2019 - 27 October 2019 (British Summer Time)
  • Closure times for the Summer opening hours are 20:00.  The last admittance to the site is 19:50
  • 09:00 - 16:30 Between 28 October 2019 - 31st March 2020 (British Winter Time)
  • Closure times for Winter opening hours are 16:30.  The last admittance to the site is 16:20.

Opening times change with the British summer and winter daylight saving hours. Both sites are closed on Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Day.

The HWRCs are for household waste only, trade waste will not be accepted. It is illegal to deposit trade waste at the HWRCs and traders will be refused entry.

Due to site licencing conditions at both the Dowlais and Aberfan HWRCs no waste/recycling can be deposited outside of the site operating hours. Please ensure that when visiting the sites that you allow sufficient time to deposit your materials and leave the sites before the official closing times.

 Visiting the Site
  • 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.

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.


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